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Definition cheerful and friendly
  • She walked in with a jovial smile.
jovial = cheerful and friendly
  • She is a jovial old woman.
  • jovial = cheerful and friendly
  • Three women come strolling along the bank. ... Although the water is cold we are very jovial and do our best to interest them so that they will stay.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • jovial = cheerful and friendly
  • As she drew near, the sound of ... jovial laughter, grew louder and more distinct.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • jovial = cheerful and friendly
  • "All about Africa and everything," said the father with false joviality.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Veldt
  • joviality = cheerfulness and friendliness
  • With this, she put a jovial arm around my neck.
    ZZ Packer  --  Drinking Coffee Elsewhere
  • jovial = friendly and cheerful
  • "Hello, Wilson, old man," said Tom, slapping him jovially on the shoulder.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He was a round-faced, jovial man and he ran the coal business, and people were sorry for him, because he had no children and his wife was a scold.
    Shirley Jackson  --  The Lottery
  • jovial = cheerful and friendly
  • He smiled with jovial condescension, and added: "Some sensation!" Whereupon everybody laughed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • As I strolled up and down, glancing at them occasionally, Mr. Rucastle came out to me, looking as merry and jovial as ever.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Galt!" cried the leader with the sound of an enormous joviality.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I watched the boys roll up their pant legs and slide off their dress shoes, pushing one another jovially.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • A burst of jovial, tittering laughter split through the awkwardness.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • That the party was intended to be a truly jovial one there was no room for doubt.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "I have matches," the man in black said jovially, "but I thought you might enjoy the magic.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The inherited stupidity of the race—sound English common sense he jovially termed it—was shown to be the proper bulwark for Society.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • I will be jovial: come, come, I am a king, My masters, know you that.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • After an hour or two of anxious talk, he relaxed a bit and seemed to return to the jovial Walter I'd come to know.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • As I sat waiting with the four businessmen from the Northeast, a bunch of jovial cattlemen strutted into the office.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • David Alexander spent time with him and found him in jovial spirits.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit

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