Complete Definition of "jocular"

was wotd|2006|June|26
English

Pronunciation
a|RP IPA|/ËʤÉkjÊlÉ/
a|US IPA|/ËʤÉkjÉlÉ/
audio|en-us-jocular.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. formal Humorous, amusing or joke|joking.

#: He was in a jocular mood all day.
#: All we had was a short and jocular conversation

Synonyms
dismissive
jokey
unemotional

Antonyms
heartfelt
serious
sincere

Quotations
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1865 â w:Horatio Alger|Horatio Alger, s:Paul Prescott's Charge|Paul Prescott's Charge, Ch. IV
:From the tone of the speaker, the last words might be understood to be jocular.
1896 â w:H. G. Wells|H. G. Wells, s:The Island of Dr. Moreau|The Island of Dr. Moreau, Ch. 15
:Sometimes he would notice it, pat it, call it half-mocking, half-jocular names, and so make it caper with extraordinary delight.
1910 â w:Stephen Leacock|Stephen Leacock, s:The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones|The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones
:Then papa began to get very tired of Jones, and fidgeted and finally said, with jocular irony, that Jones had better stay all night, they could give him a shake-down.

Translations

Finnish: hilpeä, leikkisä, vitsikäs
German: scherzhaft, spaÃig, witzig
Hebrew: ××××
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Japanese: å½è»½ï¼ã²ãããã, hyÅkinï¼
Polish: żartobliwy

Derived terms
jocularly
jocularity

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