What is the opposite of jest?

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Noun
Opposite of something done or said to amuse people
Noun
Opposite of a witty remark
Noun
Opposite of nonsense, rot
Noun
Opposite of something that causes laughter
“Debra says she needs to have a cry from time to time to make herself feel better, but Raymond doesn't necessarily buy it.”
Noun
Opposite of an activity that one engages in for amusement or fun
“My job is to look after the kids.”
Noun
Opposite of an act of deception or trickery
Noun
Opposite of the state or quality of being ludicrous
Verb
Opposite of to tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
Verb
(usually "joking") Opposite of to tease, typically in a good-natured way
“If you don't do it now, there is going to be consequences! I mean it!”
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