Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Given to jesting; playful: as, a jesting humor.
  • Fit for joking; proper to be joked about.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
  • noun The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun joking
  • noun bantering; ridicule
  • noun mocking
  • adjective facetious
  • adjective humorous
  • adjective playful; mocking
  • adjective jeering
  • verb Present participle of jest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characterized by jokes and good humor

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Examples

  • However, this jesting is written by people who really know their Canadiana.

    Being There : Bev Vincent

  • And he does not know that yesterday was a day of purposely prepared rack and thumbscrew, whereby he was justly tortured for his guilt in jesting about Tib's avoirdupoise-weight; but he knows how he missed her all day, and how essential she is to his very existence.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • We laughed and jested lightly enough, as about us jostled the merry throng; but under our jesting was the deep earnestness of man and woman well advanced across the threshold of love and yet not too sure each of the other.

    Chapter 11

  • But my jesting should be a source of concern, experts say.

    Facebook Wants to Destroy You

  • But my jesting should be a source of concern, experts say.

    Scott Janssen: Facebook Wants to Destroy You

  • We laughed and jested lightly enough, as about us jostled the merry throng; but under our jesting was the deep earnestness of man and woman well advanced across the threshold of love and yet not too sure each of the other.

    Chapter 11

  • We laughed and jested lightly enough, as about us jostled the merry throng; but under our jesting was the deep earnestness of man and woman well advanced across the threshold of love and yet not too sure each of the other.

    The Jacket (Star-Rover)

  • When they're all together, they patter back and forth in the kind of jesting, referential language that can only pass between people who have spent their whole lives together.

    Today We Live

  • ‘There is a sort of jesting which is very much in earnest, and includes some pretty serious disgust,’ said Martin.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • Plutarch hath almost made a book of the Lacedaemonian kind of jesting, which joined ever pleasure with distaste.

    Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature

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