n.) Something done or said in order to amuse; a joke;
v. i.) To try to be funny by words or actions; to joke; to make light of anything.
He’s not a man to jest with.
The instructor added some jest to his speech.
Sally was jesting when he said she broke my glasses.
He is is constantly jesting and joking about things.
Are you jesting with me?
Art thou in earnest, or in jest?
Are you in earnest, or in jest?
It is impudent of you to jest at him.
There’s many a true word spoken in jest.
His reply was taken half seriously, half in jest.
The athletes liked to jest with the other students.
He enjoyed drinking and jesting with his friends.
Do I look as if I am jesting?
I wasn’t sure whether to treat her words as a jest.
His proposal was no jest – he was completely sincere.
No one could tell whether he was in earnest or in jest.
You presume to jest with me in this free manner.
Would I jest about something so important?
The remark was made half in jest.
Don’t jest with me, young man.
Don’t say that, even in jest.