jocoseness

NOUN
  1. the trait of merry joking
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How To Use jocoseness In A Sentence

  • Even the great Mr. Cullinan shook a little under the paternal jocoseness with which he came forward to kiss the bride. It, and Other Stories
  • For ease and jocoseness of description it stands almost unapproachable. The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy
  • He said it with as much jocoseness as civility allowed, then at once rose. New Grub Street
  • Might have known that!" with an attempt at jocoseness. Half A Chance
  • 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. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865
  • a certain kind of jocoseness which is so naturally associated with spirituous liquors; no talk could have been less offensive. By the Ionian Sea
  • 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. The Cloister and the Hearth
  • City of the world, with so much of the material of jocoseness is an odd problem. Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919
  • 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? Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 2, 1841
  • “I went there, but I had taken flight,” the doctor answered with gloomy jocoseness. Anna Karenina
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