jesting

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

jesting (countable and uncountable, plural jestings)

  1. joking
    • Shakespeare
      Yet in the midst of all her pure protestings, / Her faith, her oaths, her tears and all were jestings.
  2. bantering; ridicule
  3. mocking

Adjective[edit]

jesting (comparative more jesting, superlative most jesting)

  1. facetious
  2. humorous
    • Macaulay
      He will find that these are no jesting matters.
  3. playful; mocking
  4. jeering

Verb[edit]

jesting

  1. Present participle of jest.