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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


Similarjoyous


Antonymsjoyless


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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