Adjective "jesting" definition and examples

(Jesting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɛstɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

adjective & noun

  1. 'She sat beside him and watched the two teams exchange the usual jesting insults as they prepared for the game.'
  2. 'There is, however, no other trace in the book of a jesting spirit at work.'

More definitions

1. a joke or witty remark; witticism.

2. a bantering remark; a piece of good-natured ridicule; taunt.

3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest.

4. the object of laughter, sport, or mockery; laughing-stock.

5. Obsolete. an exploit.Compare gest. verb (used without object)

6. to speak in a playful, humorous, or facetious way; joke.

7. to speak or act in mere sport, rather than in earnest; trifle (often followed by with): Please don't jest with me.

8. to utter

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be jesting."

"juniors can be jesting."

Origin

(jest)