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Word of the Day 06/28/21 Jocular

Jocular (adjective)
jocular [ jok-yuh-ler ]


adjective
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
joc·u·lar·ly, adverb
o·ver·joc·u·lar, adjective
o·ver·joc·u·lar·ly, adverb
sem·i·joc·u·lar, adjective

See synonyms for: jocular / jocularly on Thesaurus.com

SYNONYM STUDY FOR JOCULAR
See jovial.

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.
FORGET THE WIFE BEATING—ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?|STEVE ALMOND|SEPTEMBER 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Talk of the economy at large—yes, bankers are interested in that too—also seemed jocular.
JPMORGAN CHASE EARNINGS: CEO JAMIE DIMON COMES CLEAN|ALEX KLEIN|JULY 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST

When he ran into Sperling at a congressional dinner at the White House a couple of weeks later, the encounter was jocular.
DEMOCRATS' NEGOTIATOR IN CHIEF|LLOYD GROVE|MAY 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST

Yet she never wanders far from the defining characteristics of her writing: it's all jocular observation of herself or others.
NORA EPHRON ON HER LIFE, LOVES, AND DISAPPOINTMENTS|CLAIRE HOWORTH|NOVEMBER 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST

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