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jovial +‎ -ly


jovially ‎(comparative more jovially, superlative most jovially)

  1. In a jovial manner
    • 1955 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22, Chapter 13, page 133
      He greeted Milo jovially each time they met and, in an excess of contrite generosity, impulsively recommended Major Major for promotion. The recommendation was rejected at once at Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters by ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen, who scribbled a brusque, unsigned reminder that the Army had only one Major Major Major Major and did not intend to lose him by promotion just to please Colonel Cathcart.