Definition of Jocular

1. Adjective. Characterized by jokes and good humor.




2. Adverb. With humor. "They tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly"
Exact synonyms: Jocosely
Partainyms: Jocose

Definition of Jocular

1. a. Given to jesting; jocose; as, a jocular person.

Definition of Jocular

1. Adjective. (formal) Humorous, amusing or joking. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jocular

1. given to joking [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jocular

jockstraps
jocky
joco
joco-serious
jocolatte
jocose
jocosely
jocoseness
jocosenesses
jocoserious
jocosities
jocosity
jocote
jocotes
jocular (current term)
jocularities
jocularity
jocularly
jocularness
joculary
joculator
joculators
joculatory
jocund
jocundities
jocundity
jocundly
jocundness
jodel

Literary usage of Jocular

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1. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"... eren on the most delicate subject is without offence: the person speaking is jocose; the thing said, or the manner of saying it, is jocular : it is not ..."

2. English Prose: Selections edited by Henry Craik (1908)
"... jocular DIVINITY IT hath been the good-nature (and politicians will have it ... and education unfitted for this jocular divinity, have, in order to it, ..."

3. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"... the Farce and Pun—The Ludicrous in the Grotesque—Another Example—In the Droll—In the jocular—The Ludicrous in Travesty—In Humor and Wit—Humor Truthful. ..."

4. Quintilian's Institutes of Oratory: Or, Education of an Orator. In Twelve Books by Quintilian (1892)
"Of jocular refutation, 71—78. Of eluding a charge ; of pretended confession, ... Of jocular imitation, 88. Of attributing thoughts to ourselves or others; ..."

5. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"jocular PREACHERS. THESE preachers, whose works are excessively rare, form a race unknown to the general reader. I shall sketch the characters of these ..."

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