jocular [ jok-yuh-ler ]
1. given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH JOCULAR
jocose, jocund, jovial
WORDS RELATED TO JOCULAR
cheerful, joking, humorous, teasing, jolly, playful, jovial, lighthearted, amusing, blithe, camp, comic, comical, crazy, daffy, droll, facetious, flaky, frolicsome, gay
OTHER WORDS FROM JOCULAR
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SYNONYM STUDY FOR JOCULAR
Origin: First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin joculāris, equivalent to jocul(us) “little joke” (joc(us) joke + -ulus -ule) + -āris -ar
HOW TO USE JOCULAR IN A SENTENCE
Where Simmons is jocular in a kind of clever fratboy way, Lund is more refined in his language and more robust in his indignation.
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Talk of the economy at large—yes, bankers are interested in that too—also seemed jocular.
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When he ran into Sperling at a congressional dinner at the White House a couple of weeks later, the encounter was jocular.
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Yet she never wanders far from the defining characteristics of her writing: it's all jocular observation of herself or others.
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