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Amusing vs. Merry

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Amusingadjective

Entertaining.

‘The film has some amusing moments, but it is unlikely to make you laugh out loud.’;

Merryadjective

Jolly and full of high spirits.

‘We had a very merry Christmas.’;

Amusingadjective

Funny, hilarious.

Merryadjective

Festive and full of fun and laughter.

‘Everyone was merry at the party.’;

Amusingadjective

Giving amusement; diverting; as, an amusing story.

Merryadjective

Brisk

‘The play moved along at a merry pace.’;

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Amusingadjective

providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining;

‘an amusing speaker’; ‘a diverting story’; ‘a fun thing to do’;

Merryadjective

Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.

‘a merry jest’;

Amusingadjective

arousing or provoking laughter;

‘an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls’; ‘an amusing fellow’; ‘a comic hat’; ‘a comical look of surprise’; ‘funny stories that made everybody laugh’; ‘a very funny writer’; ‘it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much’; ‘a mirthful experience’; ‘risible courtroom antics’;

Merryadjective

(euphemistic) drunk; tipsy

‘Some of us got a little merry at the office Christmas party.’;

Merrynoun

An English wild cherry.

Merryadjective

Laughingly gay; overflowing with good humor and good spirits; jovial; inclined to laughter or play; sportive.

‘They drank, and were merry with him.’; ‘I am never merry when I hear sweet music.’;

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Merryadjective

Cheerful; joyous; not sad; happy.

‘Is any merry? let him sing psalms.’;

Merryadjective

Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight; as, a merry jest.

‘His merie men commanded heTo make him bothe game and glee.’;

Merrynoun

A kind of wild red cherry.

Merryadjective

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’; ‘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’;

Merryadjective

offering fun and gaiety;

‘a gala ball after the inauguration’; ‘a festive (or festal) occasion’; ‘gay and exciting night life’; ‘a merry evening’;

Merryadjective

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’;

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