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jest

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of jest

  1. 1 an attitude or manner not to be taken seriously you should know that our teasing was done entirely in jest Synonyms of jest game, fun, play, sportWords Related to jest facetiousness, flightiness, flippancy, frivolity, frivolousness, frothiness, levity, light-mindedness, sillinessNear Antonyms of jest earnestness, gravity, seriousness, soberness, sobriety, solemnityAntonyms of jest earnest

  2. 2 something said or done to cause laughter laughed politely at his feeble jest about his pet mosquito Synonyms of jest boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, gag, giggle [chiefly British], jape, joke, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Words Related to jest funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay

  3. 3 a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke putting a mouse in her desk drawer was intended to be a harmless jest Synonyms of jest antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, prank, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryWords Related to jest skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile

  4. 4 a person or thing that is made fun of his outlandish costumes made him the jest of the town Synonyms of jest butt, derision, laughingstock, joke, mark, mock, mockery, sport, targetWords Related to jest chump, dupe, fall guy, fool, gull, monkey, pigeon, sap, sucker, victimNear Antonyms of jest darling, favorite, pet


jest

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of jest

  1. to make jokes when I asked my sister for a loan, she laughingly replied, “Surely you jest!” Synonyms of jest banter, chaff, fool, fun, gag, jape, joke, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk (or yuck) [slang]Words Related to jest gibe (or jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain



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