Definition of Jesting

1. Adjective. Characterized by jokes and good humor.




Definition of Jesting

1. a. Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.

2. n. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.

Definition of Jesting

1. Noun. joking ¹

2. Noun. bantering; ridicule ¹

3. Noun. mocking ¹

4. Adjective. facetious ¹

5. Adjective. humorous ¹

6. Adjective. playful; mocking ¹

7. Adjective. jeering ¹

8. Verb. (present participle of jest) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jesting

1. the act of one who jests [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jesting

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

Literary usage of Jesting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler, David Josiah Brewer (1900)
"OF jesting HARMLESS mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirits; wherefore jesting is not unlawful if it trespass- eth not in quantity, ..."

2. The Holy State, and the Profane State by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1841)
"OF jesting. HARMLESS mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirits; wherefore jesting is not unlawful if it ..."

3. English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin by William Peacock (1903)
"It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting. ... The same may we say of jesting. 2. Jest not with the two-edged sword of God's Word. ..."

4. Sermons on Various Subjects, Evangelical, Devotional and Practical: Adapted by Joseph Lathrop (1810)
"Against Impurity, Avarice and Foolish jesting. ... nor jesting, which are not convenient ; but rather giving of thanks, for this ye Arnow, ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"Napoleon (who was no man for light jesting) is credited with only a single ... Charles the Fifth's jesting assertion that he could put Paris in his glove ..."

6. The World's Great Classics by Timothy Dwight, Julian Hawthorne (1899)
"OF jesting HARMLESS mirth is the best cordial against the consumption of the spirits: ... is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting. ..."

7. The Holy and Profane States / by Thomas Fuller: With Some Account of the by Thomas Fuller (1864)
"It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting. ... The same may we say of jesting. Jest not with the two-edged sword of God's word. ..."

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