Antonyms of adj merry

3 senses of merry

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")

Sense 2
gay, festal, festive, merry -- (offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening")

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

Sense 3
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")

INDIRECT (VIA energetic) -> lethargic, unenrgetic -- (deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights")

Similarity of adj merry

3 senses of merry

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")

Sense 2
gay, festal, festive, merry -- (offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening")
       => joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")

Sense 3
alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippy -- (quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze")
       => energetic (vs. lethargic) -- (possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction")

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