jo*cose"(j*ks"), 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.
adv. -- jo*cose"ness,
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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