Earnest and Jest


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Earnest noun – A mental state free of jesting or trifling.
Jest is an antonym for earnest.
Nearby Words: earnestness, earnestly
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Jest noun – An attitude or manner not to be taken seriously.
Usage example: you should know that our teasing was done entirely in jest

Earnest is an antonym for jest.
Nearby Words: jesting, jested, jester, jestingly
Antonyms for Jest
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