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Playful or humorous.‘a jocose allusion’
contented, content, cheerful, cheery, merry, joyful, jovial, jolly, joking, jocular, gleeful, carefree, untroubled, delighted, smiling, beaming, grinning, glowing, satisfied, gratified, buoyant, radiant, sunny, blithe, joyous, beatific, blessedView synonyms
- ‘If Janeites tend towards punctiliousness, Dickensians have a penchant for the jocose.’
- ‘But behind the jocose mood was a serious determination that farmers were sticking to their protest.’
- ‘He would have tried to persuade him in a very jocose way.’
- ‘The continental peoples are grave, compared with our jocose fellow citizens, and especially in their hours of business.’
- ‘July is one of the most popular jocund, jocose, and jocular months of the year.’
- ‘Jorgen Kiil plays the jocose patriarch, an ageing, overweight male nurse.’
- ‘Hayden's grappling with these issues led to sometimes jocose observations, as recounted here.’
- ‘Asked if he could afford a lawyer, he became jocose.’
Late 17th century: from Latin jocosus, from jocus (see joke).
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