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Meaning of JOCOSE

Pronunciation:  jow'kows

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by jokes and good humor
 

JOCOSE is a 6 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: humorous, humourous, jesting, jocular, joking
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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