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Jovial vs. Jolly

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Jovialadjective

(obsolete) Pertaining to Jove or Zeus; Jovian.

Jollyadjective

Full of merriment and high spirits; jovial.

Jovialadjective

(obsolete) Pertaining to the planet Jupiter; Jovian.

Jollynoun

A pleasure trip or excursion.

Jovialadjective

Under the influence of the planet Jupiter (considered a source of happiness).

Jollynoun

A marine in the English navy.

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Jovialadjective

Merry; cheerful and good-humored.

Jollyadverb

very, extremely

Jovialadjective

Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.

‘Our jovial star reigned at his birth.’; ‘The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets.’;

Jollyverb

(transitive) To amuse or divert.

Jovialadjective

Sunny; serene.

Jollyadjective

Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.

‘Like a jolly troop of huntsmen.’; ‘"A jolly place," said he, "in times of old!But something ails it now: the spot is cursed."’;

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Jovialadjective

Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem.

‘Be bright and jovial among your guests.’; ‘His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral; the rest are jovial or bacchanalian.’;

Jollyadjective

Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.

‘And with his jolly pipe delights the groves.’; ‘Their jolly notes they chanted loud and clear.’;

Jovialadjective

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’;

Jollyadjective

Of fine appearance; handsome; excellent; lively; agreeable; pleasant.

‘Full jolly knight he seemed, and fair did sit.’; ‘The coachman is swelled into jolly dimensions.’;

Jovialadjective

cheerful and friendly

‘she was in a jovial mood’;

Jollyverb

To cause to be jolly; to make good-natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; - often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.

‘We want you to jolly them up a bit.’; ‘At noon we lunched at the tail of the ambulance, and gently "jollied" the doctor's topography.’;

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Jollynoun

A marine in the English navy.

‘I'm a Jolly - 'Er Majesty's Jolly - soldier an' sailor too!’;

Jollynoun

a happy party

Jollynoun

a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work

Jollyverb

be silly or tease one another;

‘After we relaxed, we just kidded around’;

Jollyadjective

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’;

Jollyadverb

used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain);

‘pretty big’; ‘pretty bad’; ‘jolly decent of him’;

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