jocular jocular  /ˈdʒɑk jə lər/


  1. (adj) characterized by jokes and good humor
  2. (adv) with humor


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  1. Despite his bellicose rhetoric, Mehsud has been described as baby-faced and jocular in person.
  2. Despite the jocular tone of the exchange, Bushs comments could have immense fallout.
  3. In 1949, he seemed to predict his own future in a jocular speech to a convention of fellow authors: 'Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous.



  1. "We've seen love in the White House before, but in many cases it was the adoring wife, along the lines of Nancy Reagan," says Coontz, a professor at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. "What the Obamas have is a jocular, playful love, a...
    on Feb 12, 2009 By: Stephanie Coontz Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "On radio today, Steve Price related a short, jocular conversation which occurred at Melbourne Airport this morning," Mr Garrett said. "Notwithstanding what was said, there is no doubt things would change under a Labor government. We would...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Peter Garrett Source: The Australian

  3. "We all feel that a victory for one of us is a victory for all. We don't feel we have that jocular sense of competition that men have ...... yet," Cody says.
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Diablo Cody Source: International Herald Tribune

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