adjective jo·cose \jō-ˈkōs, jə-\

: very cheerful

Full Definition of JOCOSE

:  given to joking :  merry
:  characterized by joking :  humorous
jo·cose·ly adverb
jo·cose·ness noun
jo·cos·i·ty \jō-ˈkä-sə-tē, jə-\ noun

Origin of JOCOSE

Latin jocosus, from jocus joke
First Known Use: 1673

Related to JOCOSE

blithesome, festive, gay, gleeful, merry, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mirthful, sunny

Synonym Discussion of JOCOSE

witty, humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose mean provoking or intended to provoke laughter. witty suggests cleverness and quickness of mind <a witty remark>. humorous applies broadly to anything that evokes usually genial laughter and may contrast with witty in suggesting whimsicality or eccentricity <humorous anecdotes>. facetious stresses a desire to produce laughter and may be derogatory in implying dubious or ill-timed attempts at wit or humor <facetious comments>. jocular implies a usually habitual fondness for jesting and joking <a jocular fellow>. jocose is somewhat less derogatory than facetious in suggesting habitual waggishness or playfulness <jocose proposals>.


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