[jee-zoo, -soo, jey-, yey-] /ˈdʒi zu, -su, ˈdʒeɪ-, ˈyeɪ-/
a poetic name for or vocative form of Jesus
[jest] /dʒɛst/ noun 1. a joke or witty remark; witticism. 2. a bantering remark; a piece of good-natured ridicule; taunt. 3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest. 4. the object of laughter, sport, or mockery; laughing-stock. 5. Obsolete. an exploit. Compare . verb (used without object) 6. to speak in […]
[jezh-oo-it-i-kuh l, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˌdʒɛʒ uˈɪt ɪ kəl, ˌdʒɛz u-, ˌdʒɛz yu-/ adjective 1. of or relating to or Jesuitism. 2. (often lowercase) practicing casuistry or equivocation; using subtle or oversubtle reasoning; crafty; sly; intriguing.
[jezh-oo-i-tahyz, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪˌtaɪz, ˈdʒɛz u-, ˈdʒɛz yu-/ verb (used with or without object), Jesuitized, Jesuitizing. 1. to make or to become a .
[jezh-oo-it, jez-oo-, jez-yoo-] /ˈdʒɛʒ u ɪt, ˈdʒɛz u-, ˈdʒɛz yu-/ noun 1. a member of a Roman Catholic religious order (Society of Jesus) founded by Ignatius of Loyola in 1534. 2. (often lowercase) a crafty, intriguing, or equivocating person: so called in allusion to the methods ascribed to the order by its opponents. adjective 3. […]