jovial definition

  • adjective:
    • Marked by hearty conviviality and great cheer: a jovial number.
    • Pertaining to Jove or Zeus; Jovian.
    • related to the planet Jupiter; Jovian.
    • consuming our planet Jupiter (considered a source of delight).
    • Merry; cheerful and good-humored.
    • Of or regarding the god, or perhaps the planet, Jupiter.
    • Sunny; serene.
    • high in or showing high-spirited merriment
  • others:
    • regarding or characteristic of god Jove or Jupiter; Jove-like; powerful; majestic: as, Jovial qualities.
    • Of or related to the earth Jupiter: since, the Jovial satellites.
    • In astrology, intoxicated by the earth Jupiter; derived from Jupiter as a natal earth, which, like Jove himself, was considered the origin of delight and delight: because, the Jovial temperament.
    • therefore [lowercase] Characterized by cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous; merry; jolly: in opposition to grave: as, a jovial other.
    • [lowercase] In alchemy, of or pertaining to tin.
    • Synonyms Mirthful, etc. See jolly.

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