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1. Given to joking; merry.
2. Characterized by joking; humorous.
jo·cose′ness, jo·cos′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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characterized by humour; merry
[C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocus joke]
joˈcoseness, jocosity n
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given to or characterized by joking; playful.
jo•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) jo•cose′ness, n.
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jocose- From Latin jocus, "joke, jest," it means "full of jokes."
See also related terms for jest.
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|Adj.||1.||jocose - characterized by jokes and good humor|
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adjective (Old-fashioned) humorous, funny, pleasant, witty, merry, playful, mischievous, joyous, comical, jesting, teasing, jovial, droll, blithe, facetious, jocular, waggish, sportive His conversation is carefully maintained at a level of jocose pomposity.
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