from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Given to joking; merry.
- adjective Characterized by joking; humorous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Given to jokes and jesting; merry; waggish, as a person.
- Of the nature of a joke or jest; sportive; merry: as, a jocose remark; jocose or comical airs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Given to jokes and jesting; containing a joke, or abounding in jokes; merry; sportive; humorous.
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- adjective given to
jest; habitually jolly
playful; characterized by joking
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- adjective characterized by jokes and good humor
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Liszt, that amiable critic replied that the word "grotesque" had no place in piano playing -- that they should properly be called jocose, or something of that sort.
With the rabbi he maintained an armed truce which manifested itself in a kind of jocose teasing that occasionally developed an unpleasant edge.
Now this division is made according to the intention of the effect: for a "jocose" lie is told in order to make fun, an
Unfortunately, among many of our young people, the Bible seems to be a book to be avoided or to be treated in a rather "jocose" manner.
There is a kind of jocose or burlesque satire peculiar to Italy, in which the literature is extremely rich.
So, he gave her three or four with a kind of jocose gallantry, and Miss La Creevy evinced no greater symptoms of displeasure than declaring, as she adjusted her yellow turban, that she had never heard of such a thing, and couldn't have believed it possible.
"jocose" lie, or of usefulness, and then we have the "officious" lie, whereby it is intended to help another person, or to save him from being injured.
So, he gave her three or four with a kind of jocose gallantry, and Miss La Creevy evinced no greater symptoms of displeasure than declaring, as she adjusted her yellow turban, that she had never heard of such a thing, and couldn’t have believed it possible.
Mugridge, on the other hand, considered it a laughable affair, and was continually bobbing his head out the galley door to make jocose remarks.
'I know no life that must be so delicious as that of a writer for newspapers, or a leading member of the opposition -- to thunder forth accusations against men in power; show up the worst side of every thing that is produced; to pick holes in every coat; to be indignant, sarcastic, jocose, moral, or supercilious; to damn with faint praise, or crush with open calumny!
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