quasijocose

jocose

[joh-kohs, juh-]
adjective
given to or characterized by joking; jesting; humorous; playful: a jocose and amusing manner.

Origin:
1665–75; < Latin jocōsus, equivalent to joc(us) joke + -ōsus -ose1

jocosely, adverb
jocoseness, noun
quasi-jocose, adjective
quasi-jocosely, adverb
unjocose, adjective
unjocosely, adverb
unjocoseness, noun

jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial).


facetious, waggish, witty, funny, droll, comical, sportive, merry. See jovial.
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jocose (dʒəˈkəʊs)
 
adj
characterized by humour; merry
 
[C17: from Latin jocōsus given to jesting, from jocusjoke]
 
jo'cosely
 
adv
 
jo'coseness
 
n
 
jocosity
 
n

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jocose
1673, from L. jocosus "full of jesting, joking," from jocus "pastime, sport" (see joke). Implies ponderous humor.
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