Log in
Home  »  1100 Words You Need to Know FlashcardsEnglish Vocabulary in Context   »   Jocose 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 2

Jocose 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 2

Jocose 1100 Words You Need

Jocose 1100 Words You Need Week 30 Day 2 with authentic materials, synonyms, antonyms, illustrated flashcards for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

/dʒəˈkəʊs/ (adj)

playful and amusing, funny, witty, fond of joking, humorous, hilarious, with a playful and joking disposition

But suppose I had carried the pretense on for some time. Suppose the guy at the door said “Wait a minute, are you serious?” and I answered “Yeah, it’s totaled. Was that your car? Sorry, man, some drunk driver just plowed into it!” To make this plausible, suppose the guy’s car was parked a couple of blocks away so that he couldn’t know I was joking just by peering over my shoulder, and had to go check. Here I think we would clearly have a lie, just as we would in the case of the person who falsely says “Really, I mean it, he’s not here” to someone who asks “Seriously, is the boss in or not? I really need to know.” In particular, we’d have what is sometimes called a “jocose lie” — a lie intended to amuse. Another example of a jocose lie would be making up some story and relating it as true so as to make one’s conversation more entertaining. Of themselves such jocose lies are considered by traditional natural law theorists to be merely venially sinful, though circumstances could make them mortally sinful — for example, if the one telling a jocose lie intended gravely to inconvenience or humiliate his listener.

Source: http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/

Antonym: stern, strict, austere, unyielding

Noun: jocoseness, jocosity

Adverb: jocosely


About Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl

Dr. Mohammad Hossein Hariri Asl is an English and Persian instructor, researcher, inventor, author, blogger, SEO expert, website developer, and the creator of LELB Society. He's got a PhD in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Study our guest posting guidelines for authors.

View All 3981 Posts by this Author »

We respond to all comments immediately. View the 30 newest comments and new topics in forums, or create a new topic in forums.

Leave a Comment

3 × two =