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    (Jocose) Robert can be quite...

    Robert can be quite... (jocose). He's frequently making jokes. Which word should I use in this sentence?
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    Re: (Jocose) Robert can be quite...

    It depends on whether you wish to be complimentary or not. If the former, then you could use "witty", "humorous","funny", "comical", "droll", or even "jocular". If the latter, then "facetious", flippant", or "irreverent" could nail him.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: (Jocose) Robert can be quite...

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    Robert can be quite... (jocose). He's frequently making jokes. Which word should I use in this sentence?
    Again, barnej0096, we shouldn't have to guess what the exercise is.
    If you have to use a derivative of 'jocose', the answer is 'jocular'.

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    Re: (Jocose) Robert can be quite...

    Thanks, I was to complete this sentence with the correct form of the word 'jocose'.

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    Re: (Jocose) Robert can be quite...

    Jocular it is, then.

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