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synonyms for merriness

  • animation
  • blitheness
  • brightness
  • brilliance
  • cheer
  • color
  • conviviality
  • effervescence
  • elation
  • entertainment
  • exhilaration
  • festivity
  • frolic
  • fun
  • geniality
  • gladness
  • glee
  • gleefulness
  • glitter
  • grins
  • hilarity
  • jocoseness
  • jocosity
  • jocularity
  • jocundity
  • jolliness
  • jollity
  • joviality
  • joyousness
  • lightheartedness
  • liveliness
  • merriment
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • mirthfulness
  • pleasantness
  • radiance
  • revel
  • revelry
  • shindig
  • showiness
  • sparkle
  • sport
  • sprightliness
  • vivacity
  • whoopee
  • blithesomeness
  • colorfulness
  • good humor
  • high spirits
  • joie de vivre
  • reveling
  • wingding
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antonyms for merriness

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  • depression
  • discouragement
  • dullness
  • gloom
  • sadness
  • seriousness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • work
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How to use merriness in a sentence

Jim's smile flashed and Penelope wondered what she liked best about it, his white teeth, his merriness or his wistfulness.
STILL JIMHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
If we interlace merriness with earnest matters, pardon us, good reader.
THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF RELIGION IN SCOTLANDJOHN KNOX
Ingigerd portrayed this with inimitable grace, innocence and merriness.
ATLANTISGERHART HAUPTMANN
He, besides, possessed all that merriness and jocularity which I have often observed among a number of the males of his race.
A HISTORY OF THE GIPSIESWALTER SIMSON
Laura contributed whatever of merriness there was to the home-coming feast.
THE EDDYCLARENCE L. CULLEN
No creature on earth more excels in charming merriness and bold natural freshness, than your little freeborn, trouserless Briton.
SAUNTERINGS IN AND ABOUT LONDONMAX SCHLESINGER
They attracted all who loved laughter and merriness and a loving caricature of country-folk,—and who do not?
IRISH PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTSCORNELIUS WEYGANDT
He lost his merriness, and somewhat of his loudness, and became sullen; and the wolf always was shrewdly near the door.
AN IDYL OF THE EAST SIDETHOMAS A. JANVIER
The merriness of the trip seems subdued, and the frivolous chattering is hushed altogether.
STERMINATOR VESEVO (VESUVIUS THE GREAT EXTERMINATOR)MATILDE SERAO
A forced merriness seemed in those days to tremble electrically through his nerves.
PAUL VERLAINESTEFAN ZWEIG
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MERRINESS

  • blithesomeness
  • carefreeness
  • cheerfulness
  • glee
  • gleefulness
  • happiness
  • jocundity
  • jolliness
  • jollity
  • joviality
  • joyfulness
  • lightheartedness
  • merriment
  • merriness
  • mirth
  • mirthfulness
  • sprightliness
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