jocosity

[ joh-kos-i-tee, juh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF jocosity

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOCOSITY

The purity of woman and the reality of religion are not considered topics for jocosity.

"I'll give you a penny for them thoughts," he said, with an air of jocosity.

But it was only with a favoured few that she descended to jocosity.

The result was apparent in the jocosity of this heavy Mr. Mavering's reply.

Ayre accepted his friend's jocosity and his own excitement with equal placidity.

Innocence and jocosity were two of her leading characteristics; another was a genuine but ingenuous literary faculty.

On the present occasion he welcomed Arkady with all the bonhomie, all the jocosity, of an "enlightened" bigwig.

At the first his extremely youthful appearance and his jocosity of manner stood in the way.

The superficial, no doubt, will mistake this little book for a somewhat laborious attempt at jocosity.

Miss Joanna Baillie tried her hand at an imitation, but the jocosity of the real thing is not feminine.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s; see jocose + -ity.

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