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Synonyms of jest

Noun


1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape, wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness

usage: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

2. jest, joke, jocularity, diversion, recreation

usage: activity characterized by good humor

Verb


1. joke, jest, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

2. joke, jest, act, behave, do

usage: act in a funny or teasing way

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