Joviality
Joviality Jo`vi*al"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. jovialit['e].] The quality or state of being jovial. --Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster]

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  • joviality — index life (vitality) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • joviality — (n.) 1620s, from Fr. jovialite, from jovial (see JOVIAL (Cf. jovial)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • joviality — jovial ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cheerful and friendly. DERIVATIVES joviality noun jovially adverb. ORIGIN Latin jovialis of Jupiter , with reference to the supposed influence of the planet Jupiter on those born under it …   English terms dictionary

  • joviality — noun see jovial …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • joviality — /joh vee al i tee/, n. the state or quality of being jovial; merriment; jollity. [1620 30; JOVIAL + ITY; cf. F jovialité] Syn. See mirth. * * * …   Universalium

  • joviality — noun The state of being jovial; jollity or conviviality …   Wiktionary

  • joviality — Synonyms and related words: amusement, cheer, conviviality, festivity, frivolity, fun, gaiety, glee, gleefulness, good cheer, heartiness, high glee, hilariousness, hilarity, holiday making, hoopla, jocularity, jocundity, jollification, jolliness …   Moby Thesaurus

  • joviality — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. joy, geniality, good humor; see happiness 1 , joy 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A state of joyful exuberance: blitheness, blithesomeness, gaiety, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, jocundity …   English dictionary for students

  • joviality — jo·vi·al·i·ty || ‚dʒəʊvɪ ælÉ™tɪ n. cheerfulness, joyfulness, mirthfulness, jolliness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • joviality — n. Merriment, gayety, mirth, fun, frolic, jollity, hilarity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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