jocose

Definition of jocose

jo`cose´   Pronunciation: jô`kōs´
a.1.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.
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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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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