surely you jest

Definition of surely you jest

formal + old-fashioned

  1. —used to say that one must be joking You voted for him? Surely you jest.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in a sure manner:

    :  without danger or risk of injury or loss :  safely

    :  with assurance :  confidently

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

  1. :  a joking or mocking remark

    :  prank

    :  a ludicrous circumstance or incident

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