Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jolly

2 senses of jolly

Sense 1
jolly -- (a happy party)
       => party -- (an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day")

Sense 2
jolly boat, jolly -- (a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work)
       => yawl -- (a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jolly

1 sense of jolly

Sense 1
kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter -- (be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around")
       => tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride -- (harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie")

Antonyms of adj jolly

1 sense of jolly

Sense 1
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA joyous) -> joyless -- (not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings")

Similarity of adj jolly

1 sense of jolly

Sense 1
gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful -- (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")
       => joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")

Synonyms of adv jolly

1 sense of jolly

Sense 1
reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably -- (to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers")

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