V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: friendly and cheerful

Synonyms: happy, amiable, cheerful, friendly, joyful, sociable

Antonyms: depressed, unhappy, sad

Tips: Think of the related noun joy, which means "something that gives pleasure." Jovial describes personalities or moods that are joyful. It is a good compliment for someone who is usually in a cheerful and optimistic mood.

Usage Examples:

Everyone loved being around him because of his jovial and outgoing personality. (sociable, amiable)

The clown brought a jovial mood to the children. (happy, joyful)

Her jovial mood spread joy to everyone she met. (merry)

I was in a very jovial mood after I received my promotion, and I took all my colleagues out to celebrate. (happy, sociable)

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