Definition of Jestful

1. a. Given to jesting; full of jokes.



Definition of Jestful

1. Adjective. Given to jesting; full of jokes. ¹

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Definition of Jestful

1. tending to jest [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jestful

jesses
jessie
jessies
jessing
jest at
jestbook
jestbooks
jested
jestee
jestees
jester
jesters
jestest
jesteth
jestful (current term)
jestfully
jestfulness
jesting
jestingly
jestings
jestress
jestresses
jests
jesty
jesuit
jesuits
jet
jet-black
jet-engine

Literary usage of Jestful

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"He knew so well the half jestful excuses she would make for her wastefulness, the coquettish prettinesses she would deploy in describing her daily life of ..."

2. The Bookman (1898)
"more like Irving's and Thackeray's than Mr. John Kendrick Bangs's—"subtle and pervasive," as they say, rather than jestful and distorted. ..."

3. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1881)
"Some of these had been ironically jestful over the young barrister's sudden relinquishment of an idle life of pleasure, but now he was " a rising man," ..."

4. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1898)
"... so that we seem to look upon her countenance (but a smile often glimmers through her earnest glance ; and this is that jestful teasing, which sports ..."

5. Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman by Frances Elizabeth Willard (1889)
"Who but the jestful climbers to whom rice soup, omelet, codfish and potatoes, stewed pears, rice pudding, figs, filberts, cake and tea, seemed dulcet as ..."

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