The surest sign of this crisis is the jovial conviction that there is no crisis.
His manner is jovial, and stories are told with polished assurance: part performer, part toff.
They were warm and lighthearted and jovial, talking about Sasha and Malia and Bo, and the president was talking sports.
Plus, Eleanor Clift on Cain's jovial sexual-harassment denial.
Dermot Mulroney and Steve Buscemi were like jovial drinking buddies as they talked in one of the hallways.
All his jovial manner and fulsome courtesy was gone; and in his flushed face and insolent look the savage rascal was revealed.
He has no points, he has no head or tail, But many a jovial party he'll regale.
It is a flexible, comfortable, jovial, rollicking expression.
I was much astonished to observe the resources of my jovial companion.
His face changed to a jovial grin in an instant; but I felt that he was searching my face narrowly for some sign of suspicion.
pertaining to Jove or Jupiter
Latin jovialis 'pertaining to Jove, Jupiter'
1580s, "under the influence of the planet Jupiter," from Middle French jovial (16c.), from Italian joviale, literally "pertaining to Jupiter," and directly from Latin Iovialis "of Jupiter," from Iovius (used as genitive of Iuppiter) "Jupiter," Roman god of the sky (see Jove). The meaning "good-humored, merry," is from astrological belief that those born under the sign of the planet Jupiter are of such dispositions. Related: Jovially.