jocularly

jocular

[jok-yuh-ler]
adjective
given to, characterized by, intended for, or suited to joking or jesting; waggish; facetious: jocular remarks about opera stars.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin joculāris, equivalent to jocul(us) little joke (joc(us) joke + -ulus -ule) + -āris -ar1

jocularly, adverb
overjocular, adjective
overjocularly, adverb
semijocular, adjective
semijocularly, adverb

jocose, jocular, jocund, jovial (see synonym study at jovial).


See jovial.
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jocular (ˈdʒɒkjʊlə)
 
adj
1.  characterized by joking and good humour
2.  meant lightly or humorously; facetious
 
[C17: from Latin joculāris, from joculus little joke]
 
jocularity
 
n
 
'jocularly
 
adv

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jocular
1626, from L. jocularis "funny, comic," from joculus, dim. of jocus (see joke). Implies evasion of an issue by a joke.
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