jesting


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  • adj

Synonyms for jesting

characterized by jokes and good humor

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Three or four soldiers stood on the lawn of the inn, staring and jesting at the fugitives, without offering to help.
He, indeed, ignorant that the still hour, a cloudless moon, and an open lattice, had revealed to me the secret of his selfish love and false friendship, would have continued smooth and complaisant as ever; but I grew spiny as a porcupine, and inflexible as a blackthorn cudgel; I never had a smile for his raillery, never a moment for his society; his invitations to take coffee with him in his parlour were invariably rejected, and very stiffly and sternly rejected too; his jesting allusions to the directress (which he still continued) were heard with a grim calm very different from the petulant pleasure they were formerly wont to excite.
You cannot have been, for I remember that you spoke with a gravity which forbade the idea of your jesting.
Because his majesty gives way sometimes to jest very compromising for his servants; and jesting, my lord, is a weapon that seriously wounds men of the sword, as we are.
Charles and Mary still talked on in the same style; he, half serious and half jesting, maintaining the scheme for the play, and she, invariably serious, most warmly opposing it, and not omitting to make it known that, however determined to go to Camden Place herself, she should not think herself very well used, if they went to the play without her.
The master then went from easel to easel, scolding, flattering, jesting, and making, as usual, his jests more dreaded than his reprimands.
He spoke in a jesting tone, but there was no jest in his eyes as he looked at me.
said jesting Pilate,and would not stay for an answer.
The moment you give up jesting about it, we can discuss the thing.
In the course of years it had diminished sadly, but it was still with the Vicar a subject for jesting.
Her usually thoughtful, pale face, which all this while had been so little in harmony with the jests and laughter which she had seemed to put on for the occasion, was now evidently agitated by new feelings, though she tried to conceal the fact and to look as though she were as ready as ever for jesting and irony.
The Farmer's servants rushed up with sticks and pitchforks and soon taught the Ass that clumsy jesting is no joke.
From this point on all the jesting ceases, and in its rough way the play is reverent and loving.
The tenderness of lovers can ill brook the least jesting with the names of their mistresses.
he said, and without waiting for a reply, he turned to his wife in his jesting tone: "Well, were a great many tears shed at Moscow at parting?