Definitions for: Jocose


[adj] characterized by jokes and good humor



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: humorous, humourous, jesting, jocular, joking

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