jovial adj : full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh" [syn: gay, jocund, jolly, merry, mirthful]
EtymologyFrom gioviale, from iovialis.
EtymologyFrom jovial, from gioviale, fro iovialis.
Jovial may refer to:
affable, amiable, bantering, blithe, blithesome, boon, buxom, chaffing, convivial, facetious, festal, festive, free and easy, frivolous, gala, gay, genial, gladsome, gleeful, good-natured, hail-fellow-well-met, hearty, hilarious, humorous, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jollying, joshing, joyful, joyous, laughter-loving, lighthearted, merry, merrymaking, mirth-loving, mirthful, on the loose, rejoicing, risible, sociable