Definition of jesting in English:


adjective & noun

  • See jest

    • ‘She sat beside him and watched the two teams exchange the usual jesting insults as they prepared for the game.’
    • ‘‘Oh,’ his friend replied in a jesting tone, ‘Henry the bookworm is wondering?’’
    • ‘There is, however, no other trace in the book of a jesting spirit at work.’
    • ‘I tried to be light about it, to make it into a kind of joke, a friendly jesting: ‘Ha, you didn't remember this time.’’
    • ‘Kiyone grinned, but it wasn't a grin of jesting, it was more of the kind that goes along with malicious intent.’