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Jolly

Jol´ly   Pronunciation: jǒl´lŷ
a.1.
1.Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
Like a jolly troop of huntsmen.
- Shak.
"A jolly place," said he, "in times of old!
But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."
- Wordsworth.
2.Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.
- Prior.
Their jolly notes they chanted loud and clear.
- Fairfax.
3.Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.
Full jolly knight he seemed, and fair did sit.
- Spenser.
The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions.
- W. Irving.
v. t.1.To cause to be jolly; to make good-natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; - often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.
We want you to jolly them up a bit.
- Brander Matthews.
n.1.A marine in the English navy.
I'm a Jolly - 'Er Majesty's Jolly - soldier an' sailor too!
- Kipling.
Noun1.jolly - a happy party
2.jolly - a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
Synonyms: jolly boat
Verb1.jolly - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
Synonyms: banter, chaff, josh, kid
Adj.1.jolly - full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "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"
Adv.1.jolly - used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain); "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"
Synonyms: pretty
Naval Reservist, Royal Marine, Seabee, addled, animated, appease, banter, beery, bemused, besotted, blandish, blarney, blind drunk, blithe, blithesome, bluejacket, boon, boot, butter, butter up, buxom, cadet, cajole, carouse, celebrate, chaff, cheery, coltish, convivial, crapulent, crapulous, cut loose, debauch, deceive, dizzy, drenched, drunk, drunken, exuberant, far-gone, festal, festive, flustered, fool, fou, free and easy, frisky, frivolous, frogman, frolicsome, full, fun, gala, get around, giddy, gladsome, glorious, gob, hail-fellow-well-met, haze, hearty, hell around, high-spirited, hilarious, hoax, honey, horse marine, humor, in liquor, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicated, jape, jest, jive, jocose, jocular, jocund, joke, jollify, josh, joyous, jubilant, kid, kid along, lark, laughter-loving, lay it on, let go, let loose, let off steam, lighthearted, make merry, make whoopee, marine, maudlin, mellow, merrymaking, midshipman, midshipmite, mirth-loving, mirthful, mischievous, muddled, nappy, naval cadet, navy man, needle, oil, on the loose, overdo it, play up to, playful, put on, rag, raise hell, rally, razz, reeling, rejoicing, revel, rib, ride, risible, roast, roguish, roister, see life, shikker, skylark, soap, sodden, soft-soap, soften up, sotted, sportive, spree, step out, string along, stroke, swabbie, tease, tiddly, tipsy, twit, under the influence, waggish, wanton, whoop it up
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