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He insisted on working games alone — no jocular jock sidekick, no bantering crosstalk.

Where Simmons is jocular in a kind of clever fratboy way, Lund is more refined in his language and more robust in his indignation.

Talk of the economy at large—yes, bankers are interested in that too—also seemed jocular.

When he ran into Sperling at a congressional dinner at the White House a couple of weeks later, the encounter was jocular.

Yet she never wanders far from the defining characteristics of her writing: it's all jocular observation of herself or others.

The translator could think of no better word, because the context is jocular.

A tutor at college and a Museum attache; very jocular; given to personal witticisms, which were often aimed at Goriot.

The verb “to bag,” for instance, is in jocular use for implying a petty appropriation of property.

Probably few persons who allow themselves the enjoyment of that rather jocular expletive, the deuce!

She soon began to find sinister meaning in the jocular speeches that are current in the world as to the inconstancy of men.


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On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jocular, such as: cheerful, humorous, joking, jolly, jovial, and lighthearted.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.