Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer: a jovial host.
[French, from Middle French, under the favorable astrological influence of the planet Jupiter, jovial, from Old Italian, from Late Latin Ioviālis, of Jupiter, from Latin Iuppiter, Iov-, Jupiter; see dyeu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
jo′vi·ali·ty (-ălĭ-tē) n.
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