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Jocose definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JOCO'SE, a. [L. jocosus, from jocus, a joke.]
1. Given to jokes and jesting; merry; waggish; used of persons.
2. Containing a joke; sportive; merry; as jocose or comical airs.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: characterized by jokes and good humor [syn: jesting, jocose, jocular, joking]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin jocosus, from jocus joke Date: 1673 1. given to joking ; merry 2. characterized by joking ; humorous Synonyms: see witty jocosely adverb jocoseness noun jocosity noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 playful in style. 2 fond of joking, jocular. Derivatives: jocosely adv. jocoseness n. jocosity n. (pl. -ies). Etymology: L jocosus f. jocus jest

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jocose Jo*cose", a. [L jocosus, fr. jocus joke. See Joke.] Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous. To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with an adversary. --Shaftesbury. All . . . jocose or comical airs should be excluded. --I. Watts. Syn: Jocular; facetious; witty; merry; pleasant; waggish; sportive; funny; comical. -- Jo*cose"ly, adv. -- Jo*cose"ness, n. Spondanus imagines that Ulysses may possibly speak jocosely, but in truth Ulysses never behaves with levity. --Broome. He must beware lest his letter should contain anything like jocoseness; since jesting is incompatible with a holy and serious life. --Buckle.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Jocular, facetious, humorous, witty, waggish, droll, funny, comical, sportive, merry.

Moby Thesaurus

Attic, biting, blithe, brilliant, clever, comic, comical, droll, facetious, funny, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocular, jocund, joking, joky, jolly, joshing, jovial, keen, keen-witted, laughable, ludicrous, mordant, nimble-witted, playful, pointed, pungent, quick-witted, rapier-like, roguish, salt, salty, scintillating, sharp, smart, sparkling, sportive, sprightly, waggish, whimsical, witty



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