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There are 12 meanings of the word Jest.

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Def 1 US

Jest - as a noun

Activity characterized by good humor

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Jest - as a verb

Tell a joke; speak humorously

Example: "He often jokes even when he appears serious"

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Act in a funny or teasing way

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Jest - as an adverb

Only, simply, merely.

Example: "He calls it vermilion, but it's just red to me."

(sentence adverb) used to reduce the force of an imperative; simply.

Example: "Just follow the directions on the box."

Used to convey a less serious or formal tone

Example: "I just called to say "hi"."

Used to show humility.

Example: "Lord, we just want to thank you and praise your name."

(degree) absolutely, positively

Example: "It is just splendid!"

Moments ago, recently.

Example: "They just left, but you may leave a message at the desk."

By a narrow margin; closely; nearly.

Example: "The fastball just missed my head!"

Exactly, precisely, perfectly.

Example: "He wants everything just right for the big day."

Example Sentences

"He told a humorous jest that made everyone laugh."
"Her playful jests often brightened up the office atmosphere."
"They exchanged friendly jests while waiting for the bus."
"His witty jest caught the attention of the audience."
"The comedians filled the evening with their hilarious jests."
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Word Game Points

Is JEST a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, jest is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

JEST has a SCRABBLE points total of 11.

Is JEST a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, jest is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
JEST has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 13.

Is JEST a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, jest is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
JEST has a WORDFEUD points total of 13.

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