noun see jocose

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jocosity — jo*cos i*ty (j[ o]*k[o^]s [i^]*t[y^]), n. A jocose act or saying; jocoseness. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jocosity — (n.) 1640s; see JOCOSE (Cf. jocose) + ITY (Cf. ity) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jocosity — [jō käs′ə tē] n. [ML iocositas] 1. the quality or state of being jocose 2. pl. jocosities a jocose action or remark …   English World dictionary

  • jocosity — jocose ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ playful or humorous. DERIVATIVES jocosely adverb jocoseness noun jocosity noun (pl. jocosities) . ORIGIN Latin jocosus, from jocus jest, joke …   English terms dictionary

  • jocosity — /joh kos i tee, jeuh /, n., pl. jocosities. 1. the state or quality of being jocose. 2. joking or jesting. 3. a joke or jest. [1640 50; JOCOSE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • jocosity — noun a) The state of being jocose. b) A jocose utterance …   Wiktionary

  • jocosity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A state of joyful exuberance: blitheness, blithesomeness, gaiety, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocoseness, jocularity, jocundity, jolliness, jollity, joviality, lightheartedness, merriment, mer riness, mirth,… …   English dictionary for students

  • jocosity — n. cheerfulness, joking, fun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jocosity — n 1. playfulness, prankishness, sportiveness, clownishness; jocularity, drollery, facetiousness, wit, humor; humorousness, comicalness, amusingness, drollness, delightfulness; laughableness, ludicrousness, absurdity, farcicality, ridiculousness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • jocosity — jo·cos·i·ty …   English syllables

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