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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)

Synonym: Jocular, facetious, witty, merry, pleasant, waggish, sportive, funny, comical.

Jocosely, Jocoseness, 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)

Origin: L jocosus, fr. Jocus joke. See Joke.