jollity

  1. feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor

    Synonyms : jolliness, joviality
    Type Of : amiability, gaiety, good humor, good humour, good temper, merriment

jocular

  1. with humor

    Synonyms : jocosely
    Examples :
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly
  2. characterized by jokes and good humor

    Synonyms : jesting, jocose, joking

jingoistic

  1. fanatically patriotic

    Synonyms : chauvinistic, flag-waving, nationalistic, superpatriotic, ultranationalistic

jeopardize

  1. pose a threat to; present a danger to

    Synonyms : endanger, imperil, jeopardise, menace, peril, threaten
    Type Of : be, exist
  2. put at risk

    Synonyms : adventure, hazard, stake, venture
    Type Of : lay on the line, put on the line, risk

jaunt

  1. a journey taken for pleasure

    Synonyms : excursion, expedition, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
    Type Of : journey, journeying
  2. make a trip for pleasure

    Synonyms : travel, trip

jaundiced

  1. affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc

    Synonyms : icteric, yellow
  2. showing or affected by prejudice or envy or distaste

    Examples :
    • looked with a jaundiced eye on the growth of regimentation
    • takes a jaundiced view of societies and clubs

jargon

  1. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

    Synonyms : argot, cant, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
    Type Of : non-standard speech
  2. a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon

    Synonyms : jargoon
    Type Of : zirconium silicate, zircon
  3. specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject

    Type Of : style, expressive style

jaded

  1. exhausted

    Synonyms : wearied
    Examples :
    • my father's words had left me jaded and depressed
  2. dulled by surfeit

    Examples :
    • the amoral, jaded, bored upper classes