adverb see jovial

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  • Jovially — Jo vi*al*ly, adv. In a jovial manner; merrily; gayly. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jovially — adverb In a jovial manner He greeted Milo jovially each time they met and, in an excess of contrite generosity, impulsively recommended Major Major for promotion. The recommendation was rejected at once at Twenty seventh Air Force Headquarters by …   Wiktionary

  • jovially — 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

  • jovially — adverb in a jovial manner he greeted his friend jovially • Derived from adjective: ↑jovial …   Useful english dictionary

  • jovially — See joviality. * * * …   Universalium

  • jovially — adv. cheerfully, joyfully, mirthfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jovially — jo·vial·ly …   English syllables

  • jovial — jovially, adv. jovialness, n. /joh vee euhl/, adj. 1. endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good fellowship: a wonderfully jovial host. 2. (cap.) of or pertaining to the god Jove, or Jupiter. [1580 90; < ML… …   Universalium

  • jovial — [[t]ʤo͟ʊviəl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe a person as jovial, you mean that they are happy and behave in a cheerful way. [WRITTEN] Father Whittaker appeared to be in a jovial mood... Grandma was plump and jovial. Derived words: joviality… …   English dictionary

  • Carouse — Ca*rouse v. t. To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape. Denham. [1913 Webster] Egypt s wanton queen, Carousing gems, herself dissolved in love. Young. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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