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jocular

[ jok-yuh-ler ]SEE DEFINITION OF jocular

Synonyms for jocular

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Antonyms for jocular

  • depressed
  • gloomy
  • sad
  • serious
  • unhappy
  • solemn
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOCULAR

"Well, I guess that's about all Dav does," said Bagley, in a jocular manner.

From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular.

But I could not find it in my heart to pursue this discussion in a jocular tone.

"I shall go to the wall," he said, with a sort of jocular desperation.

Their industry goes so far, that jocular reports of its excess are spread.

We were talking in the Gaelic, and he made a jocular remark there is no English for.

Baldwin was noisy and jocular; Brice silent and ill at ease.

He heightened his jocular air; his gallantry had an insolent ring.

However, the jocular leer had disappeared from the trader's red face.

A jocular remark to a person who has refused something which has been offered to him.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Latin iocularis "funny, comic," from ioculus, diminutive of iocus (see joke (n.)). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JOCULAR

amusing

adjectiveentertaining, funny

comic/comical

adjectiveamusing
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