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synonyms for jolly

  • carefree
  • cheerful
  • chipper
  • convivial
  • enjoyable
  • festive
  • jovial
  • joyous
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • playful
  • pleasant
  • entertaining
  • gay
  • joshing
  • larking
  • blithe
  • blithesome
  • bouncy
  • chirpy
  • daffy
  • delightful
  • frolicsome
  • gladsome
  • gleeful
  • happy
  • jocund
  • jokey
  • jubilant
  • lots of laughs
  • mirthful
  • sportive
  • sprightly
See also synonyms for: jollied / jollies / jolliness / jollying
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antonyms for jolly

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  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • sad
  • serious
  • troubled
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • upset
  • worried
  • dull
  • unamusing
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It’s jolly good fun—and a great way to get your blood flowing after a long day on the slopes.
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I was just screaming, walking up hallways, just this big jolly queen.
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Chairman Neil Chatterjee, a former policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, shared the news in a jolly Twitter post.
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Mrs. Jolly Robin had often wished—when she was trying to feed a rapidly-growing family—that she could hunt forp.
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And then Jolly Robin would feel ashamed that he had even thought of being so cruel to an infant bird, even if he was a Cowbird.
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And then, probably, Jolly Robin would laugh and tell her not to mind, for there ought to be worms enough for everybody.
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Then a shower of dirt flew into their faces and both Jolly Robin and his wife tumbled over backward.
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While the refined exquisite was giving his order, a jolly western drover had listened with opened mouth and protruding eyes.
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WORDS RELATED TO JOLLY

  • animated
  • buoyant
  • carefree
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • chirpy
  • gay
  • gladsome
  • gleeful
  • jaunty
  • jocund
  • jolly
  • jovial
  • joyful
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • sprightly
  • sunny
  • vivacious
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