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  • Jesting — Jest ing, a. Sportive; not serious; fit for jests. Syn: joking. [1913 Webster] He will find that these are no jesting matters. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jesting — Jest ing, n. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry. Eph. v. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jesting — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jesting — /ˈdʒɛstɪŋ/ (say jesting) adjective 1. given to joking; playful. 2. fit for joking; unimportant; trivial: no jesting matter. –noun 3. pleasantry; triviality. –jestingly, adverb …  

  • Jesting — Jest Jest, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jesting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take part in a merrymaking; especially, to act in a mask or interlude. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jesting-beam — ˈjesting beam Building. A beam introduced into a building for ornament, not for use. In mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • jesting jocose jocular jocund joking — humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue in cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jesting Pilate — The phrase Jesting Pilate can be: *a phrase coined by Francis Bacon in the opening sentence of his essay Of Truth *a name for the Biblical verse to which Bacon was referring, namely *the title of a book by Aldous Huxley …   Wikipedia

  • jesting — Synonyms and related words: Attic, bantering, biting, brilliant, chaffing, clever, droll, facetious, fooling, funny, hazing, humorous, humorsome, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, jollying, joshing, keen, keen witted, kidding, mordant, nimble witted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jesting — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. buffoonery, joking, clowning; see humor 1 , wit 1 …   English dictionary for students

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