jovial
[ joh-vee-uhl ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from French, from late Latin jovialis ‘of Jupiter’ (see Jove), with reference to the supposed influence of the planet Jupiter on those born under it
Synonyms
  • affable
  • amiable
  • cheery
  • chipper
  • cordial
  • jolly
  • lighthearted
  • pleasant
Antonyms
  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • hateful
  • heavy-hearted
  • mean
  • surly
  • unfriendly
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • unsociable
  • sad
Definition
endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship
Example
He was in a jovial mood at dinner.
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