- Antonyms of JOCOSE
abject, aggrieved, anguished, black, bleak, blue, brokenhearted, cheerless, comfortless, crestfallen, crying, dark, dejected, depressed, depressing, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, discontented, disgruntled, disheartened, dismal, dispirited, doleful, dolorous, downcast, downhearted, dreary, dull, forlorn, gloomy, glum, gray, groaning, heartbroken, heartsick, heavyhearted, humorless, humourless, joyless, lachrymose, lethargic, listless, low-spirited, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, moaning, moody, morose, mournful, plaintive, sad, saturnine, sluggish, sobbing, somber, sorrowful, sorry, sullen, torpid, unhappy, unhumorous, wailing, weeping, woebegone, woeful, wretched, Saddened.
- Examples of usage:
- It was painful to him to find how difficult it was becoming to talk to the undergraduates his mild and jocose ironies seemed to have deserted him - "Watersprings" by Arthur Christopher Benson
- The elder thought it needful here to be again jocose - "The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
- With a patter of jocose remarks the cowboys rode off down towards the creek taking the sheriff's horse along with them - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland