Time to play B-sides (imifumei) wrote in 1word1day,
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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.


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.


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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