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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jocose  \Jo*cose"\,  a.  [L  jocosus  fr  jocus  joke.  See  {Joke}.] 
  Given  to  jokes  and  jesting;  containing  a  joke,  or  abounding 
  in  jokes;  merry;  sportive;  humorous. 
 
  To  quit  their  austerity  and  be  jocose  and  pleasant  with 
  an  adversary.  --Shaftesbury. 
 
  All  .  .  .  jocose  or  comical  airs  should  be  excluded. 
  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Syn:  Jocular;  facetious;  witty;  merry;  pleasant;  waggish; 
  sportive;  funny;  comical.  --  {Jo*cose"ly},  adv  -- 
  {Jo*cose"ness},  n. 
 
  Spondanus  imagines  that  Ulysses  may  possibly  speak 
  jocosely,  but  in  truth  Ulysses  never  behaves  with 
  levity.  --Broome. 
 
  He  must  beware  lest  his  letter  should  contain 
  anything  like  jocoseness;  since  jesting  is 
  incompatible  with  a  holy  and  serious  life. 
  --Buckle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jocosely 
  adv  :  with  humor;  "they  tried  to  deal  with  this  painful  subject 
  jocularly"  [syn:  {jocular}] 




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