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jesting Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious
  2. verb act in a funny or teasing way
    joke; jest.
  3. adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jocular; joking; jocose.

Jest"ing adjective
  1. Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
    He will find that these are no jesting matters. Macaulay
Jest"ing noun
  1. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry. Eph. v. 4.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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