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Jocosely definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JOCO'SELY, adv. In jest; for sport or game; waggishly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adv
1: with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly" [syn: jocosely, jocular]

Merriam Webster's

adverb see jocose

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.



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