adjective amusing, arch, comic, diverting, facetious, frisky, frivolous, frolicsome, full of fun, funny, gamesome, gay, given to joking, gleeful, gleesome, hilarious, humorous, iocosus, iocularis, jesting, jocose, jocund, joking, jolly, joshing, jovial, joyful, joyous, laughing, light, merry, merrymaking, mirth-loving, mirthful, playful, pleasant, ridiculus, roguish, rollicking, rompish, sportive, sprightly, tricksy, waggish, witty

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  • jocular — joc u*lar (j[o^]k [ u]*l[ e]r), a. [L. jocularis, fr. joculus, dim. of jocus joke. See {Joke}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person. [1913 Webster] 2. Sportive; merry. Jocular exploits. Cowper. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jocular — joculár adj. m., pl. joculári; f. sg. joculáră, pl. joculáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  JOCULÁR, Ă adj. glumeţ. (< lat. iocularis) …   Dicționar Român

  • jocular — (adj.) 1620s, from L. iocularis funny, comic, from ioculus, dim. of iocus (see JOKE (Cf. joke)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke …   Etymology dictionary

  • jocular — jocose, humorous, facetious, *witty Analogous words: jovial, jolly, *merry: *playful, sportive: funny, droll, comic, comical, *laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous Contrasted words: grave, earnest, solemn, somber, *serious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jocular — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fond of or characterized by joking; humorous. DERIVATIVES jocularity noun jocularly adverb. ORIGIN Latin jocularis, from jocus jest, joke …   English terms dictionary

  • jocular — [jäk′yə lər] adj. [L jocularis < joculus, dim. of jocus,JOKE] 1. joking; humorous; full of fun 2. said as a joke SYN. WITTY jocularity [jäk′yo͞olar′ə tē, jäk′yəlar′ə tē] n. pl. jocularities jocularly adv …   English World dictionary

  • jocular — [[t]ʤɒ̱kjʊlə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that someone has a jocular manner, you mean that they are cheerful and often make jokes or try to make people laugh. [FORMAL] He was in a less jocular mood than usual... The song was written in a light… …   English dictionary

  • jocular — jocularly, adv. /jok yeuh leuhr/, adj. given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars. [1620 30; < L jocularis, equiv. to jocul(us) little joke (joc(us) JOKE + ulus… …   Universalium

  • jocular — adjective /ˈʤɒkjʊlə,ˈʤɑkjəlɚ/ Humorous, amusing or joking. He was in a jocular mood all day. Syn: dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly Ant: heartfelt, serious …   Wiktionary

  • jocular — See jolly. See jolly, jocular, jovial …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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