Synonyms of jest in English:

jest


See definition of jest

noun

1‘the men talk cheerfully and jests are bandied about freely’

SYNONYMS
joke, witticism, funny remark, gag, quip, sally, pun, play on words
bon mot
informal crack, wisecrack, one-liner, funny, comeback
repartee, banter

2‘he wished that Lady Lavinia had not practised this jest upon him’

SYNONYMS
prank, joke, practical joke, piece of mischief, hoax, trick, jape
informal leg-pull, put-on, lark
North American informal dido

verb

1‘‘It's good weather when it doesn't snow before half-time, ’ he jests’

SYNONYMS
joke, crack, quip, gag, sally, pun
tell jokes, crack jokes, banter
informal wisecrack

2‘she began to fear that they had not been jesting’

SYNONYMS
fool, fool about, fool around, play a prank, play a practical joke, tease, hoax
informal kid, wind up, have on, pull someone's leg, make a monkey out of
North American informal pull someone's chain, fun, shuck

Phrases

    in jest

    ‘he could tell from the others' smirks that it was meant in jest’


    SYNONYMS

    in fun, as a joke, tongue in cheek, playfully, jokingly, light-heartedly, facetiously, flippantly, frivolously, for a laugh

    to tease, teasingly, banteringly, whimsically

    ANTONYMS

    seriously