jocularity


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joc·u·lar

 (jŏk′yə-lər)
adj.
1. Characterized by joking.
2. Given to joking.

[Latin ioculāris, droll, from ioculus, diminutive of iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

joc′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
joc′u·lar·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jocularity - a feeling facetious merriment
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
2.jocularity - fun characterized by humor
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
3.jocularity - activity characterized by good humor
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
drollery, waggery - a quaint and amusing jest
leg-pull, leg-pulling - as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
pleasantry - an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries"

jocularity

noun
Translations

jocularity

[ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærətɪ] Njocosidad f

jocularity

nSpaßigkeit f, → Witzigkeit f, → Scherzhaftigkeit f
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Carr, with an attempt at jocularity that did not, however, disguise an irritated suspiciousness.
All such professors of the several branches of jocularity would have been sternly repressed, not only by the rigid discipline of law, but by the general sentiment which give law its vitality.
uf, on the contrary, seemed impatient of their ill-timed jocularity.
A circumstance which he related to Captain Bonneville, gave some insight into the cause of this extreme jocularity on the part of the Crows.
He was not cast in the stern poetical mold of fashionable Indian heroism, but on the contrary, was grievously given to vulgar jocularity.
Newman had spoken with cheerful seriousness, but Madame de Bellegarde's tone made him go on, after a meditative pause, with a certain light grimness of jocularity.
But we had an extremely successful trip, and for most of the time Dominic displayed an unwonted jocularity of a dry and biting kind with which, he maintained, he had been infected by no other person than myself.
the devil with horns, no doubt," ejaculated Cowdray, sitting down in triumphant jocularity.
Over the barton-gate the dairyman saw them, and came forward, throwing into his face the kind of jocularity deemed appropriate in Talbothays and its vicinity on the re-appearance of the newly-married.
There is an ogreish kind of jocularity in Grandfather Smallweed to-day.
de Beausset ventured with respectful jocularity to remark that there is no reason for not having lunch when one can get it.
Wilfred Bohun stood rooted to the spot long enough to see the idiot go out into the sunshine, and even to see his dissolute brother hail him with a sort of avuncular jocularity.