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synonyms for jollity

  • cheer
  • festivity
  • frolic
  • fun
  • gaiety
  • glee
  • hilarity
  • jocundity
  • joviality
  • merriment
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • revel
  • revelry
  • whoopee

antonyms for jollity

MOST RELEVANT
  • depression
  • gloom
  • sadness
  • unhappiness
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How to use jollity in a sentence

These practical jokes are all taken in good part and made to contribute to the jollity of the season.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
I takes it reg'lar, and I can warrant it to drive away any illness as is caused by too much jollity.'
THE PICKWICK PAPERSCHARLES DICKENS
In the previous September Howard had reported her 'never so gallant many years, nor so set upon jollity.'
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Cooney Brashear added to the jollity by suggesting that Alfred "give Sammy's mewel a dose the next time he kicks you."
WATCH YOURSELF GO BYAL. G. FIELD
They looked on at blows given and taken in good temper, hardship sharpening jollity.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
The cavalcade being over, the couples went up into an upper room, where they concluded the evening with great jollity.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
We spent a perfectly quiet evening, intending to have our Christmas-day's jollity on Tuesday when the boys are at home.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
Not its business—Elliott had expected business, but its odd mingling of jollity 94 with activity.
THE CAMERONS OF HIGHBOROBETH B. GILCHRIST
Suddenly the air was filled with bells, all chanting together of peace and happiness, mirth and jollity—a frenzy of bells.
HAPPY DAYSALAN ALEXANDER MILNE
Within all was jollity; beautiful women moved to and fro, and the happy laughter of children came to him.
HAPPY DAYSALAN ALEXANDER MILNE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JOLLITY

  • blithesomeness
  • carefreeness
  • cheerfulness
  • glee
  • gleefulness
  • happiness
  • jocundity
  • jolliness
  • jollity
  • joviality
  • joyfulness
  • lightheartedness
  • merriment
  • merriness
  • mirth
  • mirthfulness
  • sprightliness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.