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Sunday, June 22, 2003

Definitions for jovial

  1. Merry; joyous; jolly; characterized by mirth or jollity.

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Citations for jovial
One pupil of the sixteen-year-old Custer remembered him as "socially inclined," jovial, and full of life. Louise Barnett, Touched by Fire
The Puritans took a dim view of the jovial, amiable cleric who liked to have a pot of ale at one of Purleigh's pubs. Willard Sterne Randall, George Washington: A Life
Origin of jovial
Jovial ultimately derives from the Latin jovialis, "of or pertaining to Jupiter." (The planet Jupiter was thought to make those born under it joyful or jovial.)
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