Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Jest"

The meaning of "Jest" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does to make me the jest of my companions mean?
A: Tease me in front of my friends
Q: What does half in jest mean?
A: It means halfway joking. Like, kind of joking, but also kind of serious.
Q: What does just a jest (is this expression same with just kidding? mean?
A: just a joke
Q: What does just in jest mean?
A: just kidding or teasing--it was meant as a joke.

Example sentences using "Jest"

Q: Please show me example sentences with jest.
A: He told her that she was foolish, but it was said only in jest.

Sometimes we say things in jest that are taken more seriously than we intended.

They teased him mercilessly, but he knew it was all in jest.
Q: Please show me example sentences with jest.
A: Jest is not very common! Most people say "joke."
"His words were said in jest."
"You should never insult your boss, even in jest."

Synonyms of "Jest" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between jest and jeer ?
A:

Jest is simply the ancient word for a joke, or to joke, or “the spirit of joking”. it’s a very useful word and although it’s not heard very much these days, everybody knows it.

To jeer, or jeering, is when somebody says something hurtful or cruel, but tries to disguise it as a joke. The word is associated with the kind of abusive language used by groups of people in public, saying the kinds of things that they wouldn’t say if they were alone.

Q: What is the difference between jest and joke ?
A: Joke is more common. Jest is probably common in old literature.
Q: What is the difference between jest and joke ?
A: Traditionally joke is a humorous story or anecdote. Jest is an act that is amusing such as a jester or clown would perform. Though the term jest is quite old and doesn't see much use in todays spoken or written English.
Q: What is the difference between jest and joke ?
A: Jest is a super formal way of saying a joke.

"It was just a jest"
"It was just a joke"

They both can be used in the same spot, just Jest is way more formal, and not very common in modern American English

Translations of "Jest"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Pokój dzielę jest w kolorze żółtym, dzielę go z dwoma sympatycznymi dziewczętami z mojego wieku. Nie daleko obozowiska są sklepy, gdzie można kupić obiad albo pizze. Drugiej noc miała miejsce nie spodziewana sytuacja.
A: The walls in the room are painted yellow. I share it with two nice girls who are my age. Not far from the camp, there are shops where we can buy something for lunch or a pizza. At the second night, something unexpected happened.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Moją motywacją do działania była i jest głównie świadomość nieciekawej sytuacji rodzinnej, w której się znajdowałam i znajduję.
A: I have a troubled family situation and that has been my motivation.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? „Która jest godzina”?
A: What time is it?
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Myśle że jest to fajna aplikacja
A: I think this is a cool app
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? dziś jest ładna pogoda
A: today is beautiful weather

Other questions about "Jest"

Q: która forma jest poprawna ?Flame of death czy Death flame ? 😅
A: Both :)
Q: sometimes I'm juvenile, yes, I good and I jest Does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: To jest naturalne ? Does this sound natural?
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: I said she's fat in jest. I didn't mean it.

or

I said she's fat jestlyI didn't mean it. Does this sound natural?
A: 'I said she's fat in jest. I didn't mean it.' is correct. I've never actually heard someone say 'in jest' before so it sounds a bit unnatural to me. Maybe you could say 'I jokingly said she's fat' instead.

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