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1. jovial

adjective. ['ˈdʒoʊviːəl'] full of or showing high-spirited merriment.

Synonyms

  • mirthful
  • gay
  • jocund
  • joyous
  • merry

Antonyms

  • unreasonably
  • immoderately
  • humorless
  • colourless

Etymology

  • jovial (French)
  • gioviale (Italian)

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Example sentences of the word jovial


1. Adjective
They are thought of as having silent yet jovial temperaments.

Quotes containing the word jovial


1. Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant.
- Washington Irving

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