jocosity

[joh-kos-i-tee, juh-]
noun, plural jocosities.
1.
the state or quality of being jocose.
2.
joking or jesting.
3.
a joke or jest.

Origin:
1640–50; jocose + -ity

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jocose (dʒəˈkəʊs)
 
adj
characterized by humour; merry
 
[C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocusjoke]
 
jo'cosely
 
adv
 
jo'coseness
 
n
 
jocosity
 
n

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The fact is she wanted to be tactful about charging him with superficial jocosity, and couldn't for the life of her.
They are occupied with a theme concerning which the jocosity of the peasant was inveterate.
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