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jocularity

A state of cheer or good humor is jocularity. It takes a certain amount of jocularity to tell a really good joke.

Someone who has the quality of jocularity is playfully funny — a jokester or clown is known for his jocularity. A teacher's jocularity can transform a boring history class into something fun. Jocularity, the adjective jocular, and joke all stem from a common Latin root, iocus, or "joke."

Definitions of jocularity
  1. noun
    a feeling of facetious merriment
    synonyms: jocundity
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    type of:
    gaiety, merriment
    a gay feeling
  2. noun
    fun characterized by humor
    synonyms: jocosity
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    type of:
    fun, play, sport
    verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
  3. noun
    activity characterized by good humor
    synonyms: jest, joke
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    types:
    drollery, waggery
    a quaint and amusing jest
    leg-pull, leg-pulling
    as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
    pleasantry
    an agreeable or amusing remark
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
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