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.
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joviality

1. the quality or state of being merry or jovial.
2. festivity.
See also: Happiness
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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
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joviality

noun
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Translations
مَرَح، بَشاشَه
bodrost
gemytlighed
derûsség
glaîværî
güler yüzlülükneşe

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊvɪˈælɪtɪ] Njovialidad f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊviˈælɪti] njovialité f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

joviality

nFröhlichkeit f, → Jovialität f (esp pej); (of welcome)Herzlichkeit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

joviality

[ˌdʒəʊvɪˈælɪtɪ] ngiovialità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
Deep down in each of them there was a kind of hearty joviality, a relish of life, not over-delicate, but very invigorating.
Nicholson's, and to have remained, upon the other, of that exact shade of joviality which John desired in his companions.
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.
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.
He was not certain that she would be pleased to see him; she had made friends in Brighton; he was quiet, and she liked boisterous joviality; he realised that she amused herself more with other people than with 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.
For though Pitt did not care for joviality, being a frigid man of poor hearth and appetite, yet he considered that to be hospitable and condescending was quite incumbent on-his station, and every time that he got a headache from too long an after-dinner sitting, he felt that he was a martyr to duty.
He laughed with harsh joviality. "Nothin' to it, Saxon.
Joe and had all the credit of handing it about in a gush of joviality. Even I got some.
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.
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.
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.