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in jest

For fun; as a joke; without sincerity. I know your remarks were only in jest, but they still hurt my feelings.
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in ˈjest

as a joke: The remark was made half in jest.‘Many a true word is spoken in jest,’ thought Rosie (= people often say things as a joke that are actually true).
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He admitted the term was used "in jest", but denied he was a racist and apologised for "any offence".
Anyone interested in jest literature, regardless of the aim of their study, would be well served by the extensive bibliography that concludes the work, which is conveniently divided into primary and secondary materials.
As part of a wide-ranging survey of ethnic confrontation in jest books from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Robert Secor examines how the colonists began shaping racist stories and jokes to protect their social order and superior status by marginalizing the outsiders, such as transplanted Africans, whom they would exploit most in building their country.
And what's the use in going back to school in January, when in jest 11 months it will be November 15 again and he'll have to start all over telling Ernest which way the dogs went?"
'Maghanap muna sila ng makakapareha (ng mga singles),' Poe said in jest on Wednesday when asked about the government's plan to ban single-passenger cars on Edsa during rush hours.
Savage later said the stow was written in jest but has declined to say whether he voted.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente 'Tito' Sotto III said this in jest on Monday after former Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon accused him of making an 'illegal request' from him.
The question was raised in jest after senators agreed on Monday to reduce from 20 percent to 10 percent the so-called vanity tax contained in the proposed tax reform measure.
Du Beke has admitted the term was used "in jest", but denied he was a racist and apologised for "any offence".
'Don't get jailed because we will miss you,' Senator Panfilo Lacson said in jest on Thursday to Senator Leila de Lima.
Don't be a fugitive like me, Senator Panfilo Lacson said in jest before Senator Leila de Lima left for the United States and Germany on Sunday.
The former Davao City mayor said that when he was a local official, he liked to say things in jest and then take it back.
'I think papopormahin ko 'yung resource persons, kayo lang ang papatayan ko ng mic,' Senator Grace Poe said in jest on Monday during the hearing of the Senate committee on public information and mass media, which she chairs.
Duterte reiterated his earlier pronouncements that the country would not wage a war against China but made remarks in jest.