jocular
[ jok-yuh-ler ]
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Part of SpeechadjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Early 17th century; Latin; from Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus (see joke)
Synonyms
adjective
cheerfulhumorousjoking
Antonyms
adjective
serioussadgloomy
Definition
adjectivegiven to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious
Examples
adjectiveThe gift shop at the resort was popular amongst children as it was full of jocular goods and gag gifts.
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