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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To joke about.

Usage examples (34)
  • He assured her that all his teasing was in jest.
  • He laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
  • He spoke in jest, but maintained his usual gravity.
  • It was meant in jest and most people take it in jest. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The adventurers dared not "jest" (joke) about the outcome of their "gest" (a great adventure). Note: The "gist" of something is the central idea or essence of something.
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