from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The quality of being jocose; waggery; merriment.
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- noun the state of being
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- noun the trait of merry joking
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To tell the truth, a part of his jocoseness was a blind; he was the greatest peace-maker, except Mr. Harmony in the play, that ever was born.
a certain kind of jocoseness which is so naturally associated with spirituous liquors; no talk could have been less offensive.
He said it with as much jocoseness as civility allowed, then at once rose.
“I went there, but I had taken flight,” the doctor answered with gloomy jocoseness.
At table, the pleasures of which in moderation were his only relaxation, he was always animated and merry; and this jocoseness was partly natural, partly intentional.
"Might have known that!" with an attempt at jocoseness.
City of the world, with so much of the material of jocoseness is an odd problem.
Yet can we wonder at the jocoseness of those arrayed in lawn and broad-cloth -- can we marvel at the simper of the artisan fresh from his beef and pudding, solaced with tobacco and porter?
For ease and jocoseness of description it stands almost unapproachable.
Even the great Mr. Cullinan shook a little under the paternal jocoseness with which he came forward to kiss the bride.