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English Dictionary: jesting by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
jesting
adj
  1. characterized by jokes and good humor [syn: jesting, jocose, jocular, joking]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jesting \Jest"ing\, a.
      Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
  
               He will find that these are no jesting matters.
                                                                              --Macaulay.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jest \Jest\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jested}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Jesting}.]
      1. To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a
            mask or interlude. [Obs.] --Shak.
  
      2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make
            light of anything.
  
                     He jests at scars that never felt a wound. --Shak.
  
      Syn: To joke; sport; rally.
  
      Usage: To {Jest}, {Joke}. One jests in order to make others
                  laugh; one jokes to please himself. A jest is usually
                  at the expense of another, and is often ill-natured; a
                  joke is a sportive sally designed to promote good
                  humor without wounding the feelings of its object.
                  [bd]Jests are, therefore, seldom harmless; jokes
                  frequently allowable. The most serious subject may be
                  degraded by being turned into a jest.[b8] --Crabb.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Jesting \Jest"ing\, n.
      The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.
      --Eph. v. 4.
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