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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 jo·cose a.  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) 2.0

      adv : with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject
            jocularly" [syn: jocular]