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adverb as in humorously

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He is of course joking, but this is not obvious, because even when Mitch is in a jovial mood he looks like a man passing a kidney stone the size of the Hope Diamond.

The men chattered jovially but quickly turned sour when asked about the civilian implications of their rudimentary weaponry.

"I'll tell you what I think," said Buck, getting up jovially.

As a writer jovially remarked, "It is a gilt-edged real estate investment."

Whereupon he would exert himself with renewed diligence in her garden, which he jovially called "hoeing Aunt Rosalie's will."

It was his familiar flourish, an old story to Bibbs, and now jovially declaimed for the edification of Mary Vertrees.

My wife will be some surprised, I bet, and he laughed jovially.


On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jovially, such as: blithely, brightly, gaily, genially, gladly, and gleefully.

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