Definition of Jest at
1. Verb. Subject to laughter or ridicule. "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
Generic synonyms: Bemock, Mock
Specialized synonyms: Tease, Lampoon, Satirise, Satirize, Debunk, Expose, Stultify
Derivative terms: Rib, Ribbing, Ridicule, Ridicule, Ridiculer, Roast
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Literary usage of Jest at
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Antonina: Or, The Fall of Rome by Wilkie Collins (1874)
"... more ominous of peril to the fugitive than the fury she had hitherto displayed. " You jest at me, because I have failed in patience, like a child ! ..."
2. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1879)
"She had been turning away with a half- formed plaintive jest at herself, as at a foolish old Narcissus who should know better than be caught by his own ..."
3. English Historical Plays: ... Arranged for Acting, as Well as for Reading by Thomas Donovan (1896)
"... From out a window laugh at such as we, And flout our train, and jest at our attire. Uncle, 'tis this that makes me impatient. E. Mor. ..."
4. Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley (1893)
"I was fearful agitated, and almost by the side of myself; but jest at that juncture—jest as I sex to Josiah, " I shouldn't felt so bad if I "had had a ..."