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English adjective: merry

1. merry full of or showing high-spirited merriment

SamplesWhen hearts were young and gay.
A poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company.
The jolly crowd at the reunion.
Jolly old Saint Nick.
A jovial old gentleman.
Have a merry Christmas.
Peals of merry laughter.
A mirthful laugh.

Synonymsgay, jocund, jolly, jovial, mirthful



2. merry offering fun and gaiety

SamplesA festive (or festal) occasion.
Gay and exciting night life.
A merry evening.

Synonymsfestal, festive, gay



3. merry quick and energetic

SamplesA brisk walk in the park.
A lively gait.
A merry chase.
Traveling at a rattling rate.
A snappy pace.
A spanking breeze.

Synonymsalert, brisk, lively, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy


Antonymslethargic, unenrgetic

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