from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. joking
- n. bantering; ridicule
- n. mocking
- adj. facetious
- adj. humorous
- adj. playful; mocking
- adj. jeering
- v. Present participle of jest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
- n. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to jesting; playful: as, a jesting humor.
- Fit for joking; proper to be joked about.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by jokes and good humor
Sorry, no etymologies found.
However, this jesting is written by people who really know their Canadiana.
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.
But my jesting should be a source of concern, experts say.
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.
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.
‘There is a sort of jesting which is very much in earnest, and includes some pretty serious disgust,’ said Martin.
Plutarch hath almost made a book of the Lacedaemonian kind of jesting, which joined ever pleasure with distaste.
First, on account of the very species of the acts employed for the purpose of fun, and this kind of jesting, according to Tully (De Offic. i, 29), is stated to be
Luckily, in contrast to it, we have no lack of that harmless jesting which is more typically English.
Nevertheless, this kind of jesting has its effect.