Sad, happy and funny

jocular
(adj)
JAWK-yoo-lǝr
Meaning

1. cheerful and joking;

1st Sample Sentence

1. It is not appropriate to be jocular at a funeral.

2nd Meaning

2. said jokingly; said in jest

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The minister said his statement was just a jocular comment and the media shouldn't have taken it so seriously.

Root

iocus (joke, sport, pastime) (Latin)

Synonyms

blithe, buoyant, ebullient, jocular

Antonyms

despondent, dour, lugubrious, maudlin, morose, saturnine

Mnemonics

Joke (joc) + cooler (cular). Imagine a cooler which throws out jokes. (jocular = said or done as a joke)

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