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Noun
Light-hearted joking, teasing, or banter
Noun
The state of being jocose
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Behavior characterized by clowning around and foolishness
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Mischievous or foolish (and typically annoying) behavior
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A lack of seriousness, often at an improper time
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A prank or general mischievous behavior
Adjective
Characterized by mild, good-natured teasing
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Fond of or characterized by joking
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Treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
Verb
Present participle for to tell a joke or speak in a joking way
“She would often jest humorously of these time-worn cliches that never applied to her.”
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Present participle for to tease, especially in a jocular manner
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“Whilst it is acceptable to jest among friends, we must be mindful of what we say in a formal setting.”
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Present participle for to behave in a comical or playful way
“When have you known Zanya to jest around when it comes to work?”
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Present participle for to smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
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Present participle for make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
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Present participle for to mimic humorously
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Present participle for to engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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