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jo·vi·al

 (jō′vē-əl)
adj.
Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer: a jovial host.

[French, from Middle French, under the favorable astrological influence of the planet Jupiter, jovial, from Old Italian, from Late Latin Ioviālis, of Jupiter, from Latin Iuppiter, Iov-, Jupiter; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

jo′vi·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
jo′vi·al·ly adv.

jovial

(ˈdʒəʊvɪəl)
adj
having or expressing convivial humour; jolly
[C16: from Latin joviālis of (the planet) Jupiter, considered by astrologers to foster good humour]
ˌjoviˈality, ˈjovialness n
ˈjovially adv

jo•vi•al

(ˈdʒoʊ vi əl)

adj.
1. endowed with or characterized by hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship.
2. (cap.) Jovian (def. 1).
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin joviālis of Jupiter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jovial - full of or showing high-spirited merrimentjovial - full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

jovial

jovial

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations
مَرِح، باشٌّ
bodrý
gemytligjovial
joviálisvidám
léttur í lund
smagiai
dzīvespriecīgsjautrs
güler yüzlüneşeli

jovial

[ˈdʒəʊvɪəl] ADJjovial

jovial

[ˈdʒəʊviəl] adj [person] → jovial(e)

jovial

adjfröhlich, jovial (esp pej); welcomefreundlich, herzlich; in (a) jovial moodgut gelaunt

jovial

[ˈdʒəʊvɪəl] adjgioviale

jovial

(ˈdʒouviəl) adjective
full of good humour. He seems to be in a very jovial mood this morning.
ˌjoviˈality (-ˈa-) noun
ˈjovially adverb

jovial

n. jovial, alegre.
References in classic literature ?
The Countess Lidia Ivanovna had, as a very young and sentimental girl, been married to a wealthy man of high rank, an extremely good-natured, jovial, and extremely dissipated rake.
The Frenchman considered the position, then broke suddenly into jovial expletives, and with an impatient gesture, gathering up the pieces, flung them into their box.
Old six-foot Snodgrass looms on high, With elephantine grace, And beams upon the company, With brown and jovial face.
As he sat down quietly under the shade of a drooping willow he heard snatches of a jovial song floating to him from the farther side; then came a sound of two men's voices arguing.
Truly, monsieur, you are very jovial," said the unknown, cheerfully.
Under its genial influence the gloomy and morose become jovial and chatty.
And as I resigned myself to this imperative though inglorious course, my heart warmed once more to the jovial young squire.
Vincy was inclined to take a jovial view of all things that evening: he even observed to Lydgate that Fred had got the family constitution after all, and would soon be as fine a fellow as ever again; and when his approbation of Rosamond's engagement was asked for, he gave it with astonishing facility, passing at once to general remarks on the desirableness of matrimony for young men and maidens, and apparently deducing from the whole the appropriateness of a little more punch.
They were both of them jovial about the cold in winter and the heat in summer, always ready to work overtime and to meet emergencies.
St Dunstan knew, as well as any one, the prerogatives of a jovial friar.
He does promise one," replied Samson; "but he says he has not found it, nor does he know who has got it; and we cannot say whether it will appear or not; and so, on that head, as some say that no second part has ever been good, and others that enough has been already written about Don Quixote, it is thought there will be no second part; though some, who are jovial rather than saturnine, say, 'Let us have more Quixotades, let Don Quixote charge and Sancho chatter, and no matter what it may turn out, we shall be satisfied with that.
He threw a pine cone at a jovial squirrel, and he ran with chattering fear.