Jovial meaning

jōvē-əl
Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer.

A jovial host.

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Full of hearty, playful good humor; genial and cheerful.
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The definition of jovial is defined as someone who is happy and cheerful.

An energetic guest at a party who makes everyone laugh is an example of someone who is jovial.

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(Jules' Own Version of the International Algebraic Language) An ALGOL-like programming language developed by Systems Development Corp. in the early 1960s and widely used in the military. Its key architect was Jules Schwartz.
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Merry; cheerful and good-humored.
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Origin of jovial

  • French from Middle French under the favorable astrological influence of the planet Jupiter, jovial from Old Italian from Late Latin Ioviālis of Jupiter from Latin Iuppiter Iov- Jupiter dyeu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French jovial, from Italian gioviale, from Latin ioviālis, from Iovis (“Jove”), i.e. Jupiter, the planet which was thought by astrologers to bring jollity.

    From Wiktionary