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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 Roger

  • rodger
  • dodger

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))

Sentences with jolly-roger


1. Noun Phrase
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