Definition of jocular
- jocular remarks
- a jocular man
a jocular man who could make the most serious people smile
made the jocular observation that the best way to make a small fortune in the wine business is to start off with a large fortune
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abject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, glum, heartbroken, heartsick, heavyhearted, low-spirited, melancholy, sad, saddened, sorrowful, unhappy;
blessed (also blest), blissful, delighted, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, gladsome, happy, high, joyful, joyous, jubilant, overjoyed, radiant, rapturous, ravished, thrilled, tickled;
: liking to tell jokes
: said or done as a joke
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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