joviality


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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.

joviality

1. the quality or state of being merry or jovial.
2. festivity.
See also: Happiness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joviality - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper - a cheerful and agreeable mood
2.joviality - a jovial nature
sociability, sociableness - the relative tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows

joviality

noun
Translations
مَرَح، بَشاشَه
bodrost
gemytlighed
derûsség
glaîværî
güler yüzlülükneşe

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊvɪˈælɪtɪ] Njovialidad f

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊviˈælɪti] njovialité f

joviality

nFröhlichkeit f, → Jovialität f (esp pej); (of welcome)Herzlichkeit f

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊvɪˈælɪtɪ] ngiovialità

jovial

(ˈdʒouviəl) adjective
full of good humour. He seems to be in a very jovial mood this morning.
ˌjoviˈality (-ˈa-) noun
ˈjovially adverb
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Deep down in each of them there was a kind of hearty joviality, a relish of life, not over-delicate, but very invigorating.
Joe and had all the credit of handing it about in a gush of joviality.
It seemed surprising that Ben Winthrop, who loved his quart-pot and his joke, got along so well with Dolly; but she took her husband's jokes and joviality as patiently as everything else, considering that "men would be so", and viewing the stronger sex in the light of animals whom it had pleased Heaven to make naturally troublesome, like bulls and turkey-cocks.
Erlynne, a pushing nobody, with a delightful lisp and Venetian-red hair; Lady Alice Chapman, his hostess's daughter, a dowdy dull girl, with one of those characteristic British faces that, once seen, are never remembered; and her husband, a red-cheeked, white-whiskered creature who, like so many of his class, was under the impression that inordinate joviality can atone for an entire lack of ideas.
Nicholson's, and to have remained, upon the other, of that exact shade of joviality which John desired in his companions.
He appeared surprised at finding Newman, but his surprise was but a momentary shadow across the surface of an unwonted joviality.
We re-entered the harbour very quietly as usual and when our craft had been moored unostentatiously amongst the plebeian stone-carriers, Dominic, whose grim joviality had subsided in the last twenty-four hours of our homeward run, abandoned me to myself as though indeed I had been a doomed man.
The grand hall was no longer anything but a vast furnace of effrontry and joviality, where every mouth was a cry, every individual a posture; everything shouted and howled.
Bulstrode, hoping that the peculiar mixture of joviality and sneering in Raffles' manner was a good deal the effect of drink, had determined to wait till he was quite sober before he spent more words upon him.
He seemed to have made a resolute effort at tidiness of attire, and his sister, a robust, florid woman with a splendid joviality about her, kept eyeing his freshly creased clothes apprehensively.
But there was no time to moralise, for the joviality again became very brisk, and the decanter of port being nearly out, brother Ned pulled the bell, which was instantly answered by the apoplectic butler.
It was a little too early for the doctor, so I proposed a drink, and thereupon he developed a vein of joviality.