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jocular

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Definition characterized by jokes and good humor
  • "Oops!" her father agreed jocularly.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
jocularly = in a playful manner (characterized by jokes and good humor)
  • "You're rude, jocular; and the one time you do something serious, it tears at the fabric of our nation.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I queried, with a well-meant effort at jocularity.
    Willa Cather  --  A Wagner Matinee
  • Simon can't tell whether or not he intends to be jocular.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • [Rallying her jocularly] So you don't think me such a scoundrel now you come to think it over.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • There are jocular terms for it: up the spout, bun in the oven.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He liked to frame his solution jocularly: "I do believe in God.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • And, he himself, after bathing and dressing, assuming a jocular air although his nerves remained tense and his mood apprehensive.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • "Don't tell me you didn't know I was to be your brother-in-law this spring," he said with nervous jocularity.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Front-de-Boeuf, on the contrary, seemed impatient of their ill-timed jocularity.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Schwartz in particular irritated him by his jocularity, vivacity, and savoir-faire, which reminded him of what he himself had been ten years ago.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • But even if Matt understood this, he could not place it in the jocular context of broad bombhead sport.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • His demeanor was friendly, almost jocular, as he approached.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • The intruder's eyes were bloodshot, and he looked as if he'd slept in his clothes, but his manner was jocular.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He gave her a jocular grin and scratched the side of his face.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Remember," the announcer added jocularly, "that's how the Donners got into trouble.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • I don't want to mess with it," Nathaniel says jocularly.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • To whom this honourable and jocular, member fraternally said one day, 'Jem, there's a good opening among the hard Fact fellows, and they want men.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • "Like my daughters," he said jocularly.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • "Ah, ah!" said Bonacieux, "you are a jocular companion!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers

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