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jocularity

[jok-yuh-lar-i-tee] /ˌdʒɒk yəˈlær ɪ ti/
noun, plural jocularities.
1.
the state or quality of being jocular.
2.
jocular speech or behavior.
3.
a jocular remark or act.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; jocular + -ity
Related forms
overjocularity, noun
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Examples for jocularity
  • Most humor that reaches us is merely jocularity, and it is well to be jocular only when really funny.
  • Mercifully, the group kept faux jocularity to a minimum.
  • Ocean was awake and disposed to jocularity, and his little neighbor was fain to meet him in the same mood.
  • The game is interrupted but not enjoined by the commissioner himself, as jocularity spirals into obsessive behavior.
  • Themes inevitably emerge from the narratives, but their exposition is either muted or cloaked in apologetic jocularity.

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