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1. jolly

adjective. ['ˈdʒɑːli'] full of or showing high-spirited merriment.

Synonyms

  • gay
  • jovial
  • jocund
  • joyous
  • merry

Antonyms

  • man
  • snarl
  • entangle
  • please

Etymology

  • joli (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Jolly

  • internationale
  • industriali
  • industriale
  • nazionale
  • meridionale
  • dipasquale
  • depasquale
  • mexicali
  • massingale
  • depascale
  • cardinali
  • cardinale
  • campanale
  • bakrewali
  • tringali
  • speziale
  • parziale
  • mattikalli
  • imperiale
  • dinatale
  • denatale
  • comunale
  • caporale
  • caccavale
  • zingale
  • spitale
  • spinale
  • quilali
  • generali
  • gambale

Sentences with jolly


1. Adverb
You can be a skinny clown as well, but bigger is generally seen as more jolly.

Quotes about jolly


1. The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.
- George Carlin

2. If they wanted their shit stirred, then stirred their shit was jolly well going to be.
- Stephen Clarke, A Year in the Merde

2. jolly

verb. ['ˈdʒɑːli'] be silly or tease one another.

Synonyms

  • tease
  • bait
  • rag
  • cod
  • twit
  • taunt
  • ride
  • chaff
  • josh
  • tantalise
  • razz
  • banter
  • rally
  • kid

Antonyms

  • adult
  • male offspring
  • female offspring
  • parent

Etymology

  • joli (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. jolly

adverb. ['ˈdʒɑːli'] to a moderately sufficient extent or degree.

Synonyms

  • reasonably
  • moderately
  • passably
  • pretty
  • middling
  • somewhat

Antonyms

  • immoderately
  • praise
  • undeceive
  • undue

Etymology

  • joli (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. jolly

noun. ['ˈdʒɑːli'] a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.

Synonyms

  • jolly boat

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • joli (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. jolly

noun. ['ˈdʒɑːli'] a happy party.

Antonyms

  • spread

Etymology

  • joli (Middle English (1100-1500))
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