jocoseness


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jo·cose

 (jō-kōs′)
adj.
1. Given to joking; merry.
2. Characterized by joking; humorous.

[Latin iocōsus, from iocus, joke; see yek- in Indo-European roots.]

jo·cose′ly adv.
jo·cose′ness, jo·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jocoseness - the trait of merry jokingjocoseness - the trait of merry joking    
levity - a manner lacking seriousness
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jocoseness

noun
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"I went there, but I had taken flight," the doctor answered with gloomy jocoseness.
Mawmsey's friendly jocoseness in questioning him which had set the tone of Lydgate's reply.
with an absence of tenderness which we should hardly have expected from the creator of Tottie, of Eppie, of Tom and Maggie Tulliver," and goes on to say, "The rather laboured jocoseness ...