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English adjective: jolly

1. jolly 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, jovial, merry, mirthful



English noun: jolly

1. jolly (event) a happy party

Broader (hypernym)party

Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

2. jolly (artifact) a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

Synonymsjolly boat

Broader (hypernym)yawl

English adverb: jolly

1. jolly to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

SamplesPretty big.
Pretty bad.
Jolly decent of him.
The shoes are priced reasonably.
He is fairly clever with computers.

Synonymsfairly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat

Antonymsimmoderately, unreasonably

English verb: jolly

1. jolly (communication) be silly or tease one another

SamplesAfter we relaxed, we just kidded around.

Synonymsbanter, chaff, josh, kid

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

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