jest

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jest

noun

Definition of JEST

1
an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously <you should know that our teasing was done entirely in jest>
Synonyms game, jest, play, sport
Antonyms earnest
2
something said or done to cause laughter <laughed politely at his feeble jest about his pet mosquito>
Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]
3
a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <putting a mouse in her desk drawer was intended to be a harmless jest>
4
a person or thing that is made fun of <his outlandish costumes made him the jest of the town>
Near Antonyms darling, favorite, pet

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