Definition of Jovial

1. Adjective. Full of or showing high-spirited merriment. "A mirthful laugh"

Exact synonyms: Gay, Jocund, Jolly, Merry, Mirthful
Similar to: Joyous
Derivative terms: Jocundity, Jolliness, Jollity, Jolly, Joviality, Joviality, Merriness, Mirthfulness



Definition of Jovial

1. a. Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.

Definition of Jovial

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to Jove or Zeus; Jovian. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Pertaining to the planet Jupiter; Jovian. ¹

3. Adjective. (astrology obsolete) Under the influence of the planet Jupiter (considered a source of happiness). ¹

4. Adjective. Merry; cheerful and good-humored. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jovial

1. good-humored [adj] : JOVIALLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jovial

journeys
journeywoman
journeywomen
journeywork
journeyworks
journo
journos
jours
joust
jousted
jouster
jousters
jousting
jousts
jove
jovial (current term)
jovialist
jovialists
jovialities
joviality
jovially
jovialness
jovialties
jovialty
jovicentric
jow
jowar
jowari
jowaris
jowars

Literary usage of Jovial

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1. Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages by Percy Society (1848)
"THERE were six jovial tradesmen, And they all set down to drinking, For they were a jovial crew ; They sat themselves down to be merry; And they called for ..."

2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"THREE jovial HUNTSMEN ... were three jovial huntsmen, As I have heard them say, And they would go a-hunting All on a summer's day. All the day they hunted, ..."

3. A Pedlar's Pack of Ballads and Songs: With Illustrative Notes by William Hugh Logan, James Maidment (1869)
"The jovial Beggar, with the tune, has been printed in the third volume of ... There was a jovial Beggar, With a wooden leg, Lame from his cradle, ..."

4. On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences by Mary Somerville (1840)
"MASSES OF THE SUN, THE EARTH, OF JUPITER, AND OF THE jovial SYSTEM. MASS OF THE MOON. REAL DIAMETERS OF PLANETS, HOW OBTAINED. SIZE OF SUN. ..."

5. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1826)
"Mr. Lore, lute of Drury-lane Theatre, farmed nn opera of two acts from the jovial Crew, which he called, The Ladles Frolic, acted in the jear 1770. a go ..."

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