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Synonyms for jest

Synonyms for (noun) jest

Synonyms: joke, jest, jocularity Definition: activity characterized by good humor

Similar words: diversion, recreation Definition: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates Usage: scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists; for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles; drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation

Synonyms: gag, jape, jest, laugh, joke Definition: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter Usage: he told a very funny joke; he knows a million gags; thanks for the laugh; he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest; even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point

Similar words: wit, witticism, wittiness, humor, humour Definition: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

Synonyms for (verb) jest

Synonyms: jest, joke Definition: act in a funny or teasing way

Similar words: act, behave, do Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people

Synonyms: jest, joke Definition: tell a joke; speak humorously Usage: He often jokes even when he appears serious

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist