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jocose

jocose adj. Latin (jocus, joke) given to or characterized by joking Also Jocosely adv., jocosity n.

I was thinking that this is a synonym for jocund, but it seems to be more specifically used for joking as opposed to jocund, which I believe can be used more generally to describe any sort of jollity or merriment.

Usage:

The authorities may like to pretend that hacking is hacking and therefore all prosecutable offenses but there seems to be a clear difference between the jocose redirection of a business homepage to something humorously ironic and the deliberate alteration of evidence in an investigation.

Or

Little Stella shrieked and stomped off in a huff because she failed to see the jocosity in the neighborhood boys' remarks about her pink dress and pigtails making her look like a piglet.
Tags: adjective, j, latin, wordsmith: imifumei
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