jocular

  • 1jocular — 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

  • 2jocular — 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) …

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  • 3jocular — 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,… …

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  • 4jocular — (adj.) 1620s, from L. iocularis funny, comic, from ioculus, dim. of iocus (see JOKE (Cf. joke)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke …

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  • 5jocular — 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 …

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  • 6jocular — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fond of or characterized by joking; humorous. DERIVATIVES jocularity noun jocularly adverb. ORIGIN Latin jocularis, from jocus jest, joke …

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  • 7jocular — [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 …

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  • 8jocular — [[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… …

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  • 9jocular — 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&#8230; …

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  • 10jocular — adjective /ˈʤɒkjʊlə,ˈʤɑkjəlɚ/ Humorous, amusing or joking. He was in a jocular mood all day. Syn: dismissive, jokey, unemotional, silly Ant: heartfelt, serious …

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  • 11jocular — See jolly. See jolly, jocular, jovial …

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  • 12jocular — joc|u|lar [ˈdʒɔkjulə US ˈdʒa:kjulər] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: jocularis, from jocus; JOKE1] joking or humorous ▪ He sounded in a jocular mood. &GT;jocularly adv &GT;jocularity [ˌdʒɔkjuˈlærıti US ˌdʒa: ] n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13jocular — adjective formal joking or humorous: jocular remarks jocularly adverb jocularity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14jocular — adjective my jocular uncle Syn: humorous, funny, witty, comic, comical, amusing, droll, waggish, jokey, hilarious, facetious, tongue in cheek, teasing, playful; lighthearted, jovial, cheerful, cheery, merry; …

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  • 15jocular — joc•u•lar [[t]ˈdʒɒk yə lər[/t]] adj. given to or characterized by jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks[/ex] • Etymology: 1620–30; &LT; L joculāris, der. of jocul(us) little joke joc u•lar′i•ty, n. joc′u•lar•ly, adv …

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  • 16jocular — adjective Etymology: Latin jocularis, from joculus, diminutive of jocus Date: 1626 1. given to jesting ; habitually jolly or jocund 2. characterized by jesting ; playful Synonyms: see witty • jocularity noun • jocular …

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  • 17jocular — Synonyms and related words: Attic, biting, brilliant, buxom, clever, comic, comical, droll, facetious, frivolous, funny, gleeful, hilarious, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocose, jocund, joking, joky, jolly, joshing, jovial, joyful, joyous, keen …

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  • 18jocular — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. joking, waggish, tongue in cheek, jokey; see facetious , funny 1 . See Synonym Study at witty . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. joking, humorous, funny, jesting, playful, comical, fun, prankish, droll, jocose,&#8230; …

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  • 19jocular — joc|u|lar [ dʒakjələr ] adjective FORMAL humorous ╾ joc|u|lar|i|ty [ ,dʒakjə lerəti ] noun uncount ╾ joc|u|lar|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20jocular — see JOKE …

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