jocose

  • 1jocose — jo*cose (j[ o]*k[=o]s ), a. [L jocosus, fr. jocus joke. See {Joke}.] Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous. [1913 Webster] To quit their austerity and be jocose and pleasant with an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2jocose — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3jocose — (adj.) 1670s, from L. iocosus full of jesting, joking, from iocus pastime, sport; a jest, joke (see JOKE (Cf. joke)). Implies ponderous humor. Related: Jocosely; jocoseness …

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  • 4jocose — jocular, facetious, humorous, *witty Analogous words: waggish, sportive, *playful, roguish: comic, comical, *laughable, ludicrous, droll, funny: *merry, jolly, jovial, jocund, blithe Contrasted words: *serious, earnest, grave, sober, solemn,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5jocose — ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ playful or humorous. DERIVATIVES jocosely adverb jocoseness noun jocosity noun (pl. jocosities) . ORIGIN Latin jocosus, from jocus jest, joke …

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  • 6jocose — [jō kōs′] adj. [L jocosus < jocus, a jest, JOKE] joking or playful; humorous SYN. WITTY jocosely adv. jocoseness n …

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  • 7jocose — jocosely, adv. jocoseness, n. /joh kohs , jeuh /, adj. given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner. [1665 75; < L jocosus, equiv. to joc(us) JOKE + osus OSE1] Syn. facetious, waggish, witty, funny …

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  • 8jocose — adjective Etymology: Latin jocosus, from jocus joke Date: 1673 1. given to joking ; merry 2. characterized by joking ; humorous Synonyms: see witty • jocosely adverb • jocoseness …

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  • 9jocose — adjective a) given to jest; habitually jolly b) playful; characterized by joking See Also: jocosely, jocosity, jocular, jocund …

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  • 10jocose — Synonyms and related words: 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,&#8230; …

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  • 11jocose — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. joking, playful, humorous, merry; see facetious , funny 1 . See Synonym Study at witty . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Intended to excite laughter or amusement: comedic, facetious, funny, humorous, jocular, witty …

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  • 12jocose — jo|cose [ dʒou kous ] adjective LITERARY pleasant and humorous ╾ jo|cose|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13jocose — jo·cose || dʒəʊ kəʊs /dÊ’É™ adj. cheerful, funny, amusing, amused …

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  • 14jocose — [dʒə kəʊs] adjective formal playful or humorous. Derivatives jocosely adverb jocoseness noun jocosity kɒsɪti noun (plural jocosities). Origin C17: from L …

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  • 15jocose — a. Jocular, facetious, humorous, witty, waggish, droll, funny, comical, sportive, merry …

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  • 16jocose — adjective literary joking jocosely adverb jocoseness, jocosity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17jocose — adj jesting, joking, teasing, Inf. kidding, Inf. funning; roguish, arch, mischievous; playful, prankish, sportive, clowning; entertaining, diverting, light, Inf. fun, full of fun; witty, quick witted, nimble witted, waggish, jocular, droll,&#8230; …

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  • 18jocose — jo·cose …

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  • 19jocose — jo•cose [[t]dʒoʊˈkoʊs, dʒə [/t]] adj. given to or characterized by joking; playful • Etymology: 1665–75; &LT; L jocōsus=joc(us) joke+ ōsus ose I jo•cose′ly, adv. jo•cos′i•ty ˈkɒs ɪ ti jo•cose′ness,n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20jocose — /dʒəˈkoʊs / (say juh kohs) adjective given to or characterised by joking; jesting; humorous; playful. {Latin jocōsus} –jocosely, adverb –jocoseness, noun …

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