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jolly

noun

1 jolly

A happy party.

Roget 269: sailor, mariner, navigator; seaman, seafarer, seafaring man; dock walloper [Slang]; tar, jack tar, salt, able seaman, A.    B.; man-of-war's man, bluejacket, ... show more



2 jolly

A yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work.

synonym: jolly boat.

Dutch: jol, sloep

verb

1 jolly

Be silly or tease one another.

synonyms: banter, chaff, josh, kid.

Dutch: badineren, plagen

adjective

1 jolly

Full of or showing high-spirited merriment:
— The jolly crowd at the reunion.
— Jolly old Saint Nick.

synonyms: gay, jocund, jovial, merry, mirthful.

Roget 840: amusing, entertaining, diverting etc. v.; recreational, recreative, lusory; pleasant etc. (pleasing) 829; laughable etc. ... show more

Roget 192: large, big; great etc. (in quantity) 31; considerable, bulky, voluminous, ample, massive, massy; capacious, comprehensive; ... show more

Roget 892: sociable, companionable, clubbable, conversable, cosy, cosey, chatty, conversational; homiletical.    convivial; festive, festal; jovial, jolly, ... show more

adverb

1 jolly

To certain extent or degree:
— Jolly decent of him.

synonyms: fairly, middling, moderately, passably, pretty, reasonably, somewhat.


Moby thesaurus: Naval Reservist, Royal Marine, Seabee, addled, animated, appease, banter, beery, bemused, besotted, blandish, blarney, blind drunk, blithe, blithesome, bluejacket, boon, boot, butter, butter up ... show more.

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