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Definition of "jovial" []

  • Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer: a jovial host. (adjective)
  • Having or expressing convivial humour; jolly (adjective)

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Use "jovial" in a sentence
  • "When I go to a doctor or other medical professional, I'm not interested in "jovial and informal" because it is NOT A SOCIAL CALL."
  • "He was described as "jovial" and "down to earth," a good communicator with a sense of humor."
  • "But who shall do justice to the dinner, and describe the turkey, and chickens, and chicken pies, with all that endless variety of vegetables which the American soil and climate have contributed to the table, and which, without regard to the French doctrine of courses, were all piled together in jovial abundance upon the smoking board?"