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The last time I saw him, in the spring of 2012, he rose from his desk with a surprising joviality and gave me a warm welcome.

Mr Harbord was an old Harrovian famed for his joviality, and his suicide shocked his friends and family.

The party, said one guest, definitely had an air of forced joviality.

Long Jack was a prominent, but despite his joviality, it seems to me a pathetic figure.

His snowy shirt front gave air of almost reckless joviality to desolate Treasury Bench.

Vital is a man between thirty and forty years of age, with a natural joviality now repressed by ambitious ideas.

To the ancients “holidays” were joy-days, pandemoniums, and the pre-eminent emblem of joviality was the holly tree.

I found him in, and as soon as he learnt my name, he offered me whisky and soda and a cigar with most unparsonical joviality.


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On this page you'll find 88 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to joviality, such as: animation, blitheness, brightness, brilliance, cheer, and color.

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