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jest

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjestjest1 /dʒest/ noun [countable] formal  JOKING/NOT SERIOUSsomething you say that is intended to be funny, not serious syn joke I wasn’t sure whether to treat her words as a jest.in jest His serious face told me that he was not speaking in jest.
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jestThere had been anger as well at the cruel jest of fate that had brought her into love with her own brother.They exchanged words, not all of which appeared to be in jest.It was made more in jest than seriousness but it does convey the nature of the Nicholson's operation.What he said in 1 714, perhaps in jest, later gained acceptance as the perfect moniker for the marine timekeeper.In jest or earnest, such a man would not wish to leave this human and more than human mystery unresolved.His companion chuckled at the jest, but Gravelet, whose stage name was Blondin, was deadly serious.King: I like your jest, but no.Your jest is in poor taste.
jestjest2 verb [intransitive] formal or old use  FUNNYto say things that you do not really mean in order to amuse people ‘Do I look as if I am jesting?’ she asked, her face pale and tense.jestingly adverb→ See Verb table
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jestA cloud rested on my mind, which was occasioned by talking and jesting.But of course you are jesting.Sometimes this is within a light-hearted context, a move from jesting about love to declaring a more serious passion.
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Verb table
jest
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyjest
he, she, itjests
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyjested
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave jested
he, she, ithas jested
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad jested
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill jest
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have jested
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam jesting
he, she, itis jesting
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you, we, theyare jesting
Past
I, he, she, itwas jesting
you, we, theywere jesting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been jesting
he, she, ithas been jesting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been jesting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be jesting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been jesting
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