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jol·ly

 (jŏl′ē)
adj. jol·li·er, jol·li·est
1. Full of good humor and high spirits.
2. Exhibiting or occasioning happiness or mirth; cheerful: a jolly tune.
3. Greatly pleasing; enjoyable: had a jolly time.
adv. Chiefly British
To a great extent or degree; extremely.
v. jol·lied, jol·ly·ing, jol·lies
v.tr.
To keep amused or diverted for one's own purposes; humor.
v.intr.
To amuse oneself with humorous banter.
n. pl. jol·lies
1. Chiefly British A good or festive time.
2. jollies Slang Amusement; kicks: However you get your jollies is fine with me.

[Middle English joli, from Old French, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

jol′li·ly adv.
jol′li·ness n.

jolly

(ˈdʒɒlɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
1. full of good humour; jovial
2. having or provoking gaiety and merrymaking; festive
3. greatly enjoyable; pleasing
adv
Brit (intensifier): you're jolly nice.
vb (tr) , -lies, -lying or -lied
4. (often foll by: up or along) to try to make or keep (someone) cheerful
5. to make good-natured fun of
n
6. informal chiefly Brit a festivity or celebration
7. informal chiefly Brit a trip, esp one made for pleasure by a public official or committee at public expense
8. slang Brit a Royal Marine
[C14: from Old French jolif, probably from Old Norse jōl yule]
ˈjolliness n

jol•ly

(ˈdʒɒl i)

adj. -li•er, -li•est, adj.
1. being in good spirits; merry.
2. cheerfully festive: a jolly party.
3. delightful; charming.
v.t.
4. to try to keep (a person) in good humor, esp. to gain a desired end (usu. fol. by along).
5. to tease, esp. good-naturedly.
n.
6. Usu., jollies.Informal. pleasurable excitement; kicks; fun.
adv.
7. Brit. very: jolly good.
[1275–1325; Middle English joli, jolif < Old French, =jol- (probably < Old Norse jōl; see yule) + -if -ive]
jol′li•er, n.
jol′li•ly, adv.
jol′li•ness, n.

jolly

- Comes from Old French jolif, "merry, festive, pleasant."
See also related terms for pleasant.

jolly


Past participle: jollied
Gerund: jollying

Imperative
jolly
jolly
Present
I jolly
you jolly
he/she/it jollies
we jolly
you jolly
they jolly
Preterite
I jollied
you jollied
he/she/it jollied
we jollied
you jollied
they jollied
Present Continuous
I am jollying
you are jollying
he/she/it is jollying
we are jollying
you are jollying
they are jollying
Present Perfect
I have jollied
you have jollied
he/she/it has jollied
we have jollied
you have jollied
they have jollied
Past Continuous
I was jollying
you were jollying
he/she/it was jollying
we were jollying
you were jollying
they were jollying
Past Perfect
I had jollied
you had jollied
he/she/it had jollied
we had jollied
you had jollied
they had jollied
Future
I will jolly
you will jolly
he/she/it will jolly
we will jolly
you will jolly
they will jolly
Future Perfect
I will have jollied
you will have jollied
he/she/it will have jollied
we will have jollied
you will have jollied
they will have jollied
Future Continuous
I will be jollying
you will be jollying
he/she/it will be jollying
we will be jollying
you will be jollying
they will be jollying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jollying
you have been jollying
he/she/it has been jollying
we have been jollying
you have been jollying
they have been jollying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jollying
you will have been jollying
he/she/it will have been jollying
we will have been jollying
you will have been jollying
they will have been jollying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jollying
you had been jollying
he/she/it had been jollying
we had been jollying
you had been jollying
they had been jollying
Conditional
I would jolly
you would jolly
he/she/it would jolly
we would jolly
you would jolly
they would jolly
Past Conditional
I would have jollied
you would have jollied
he/she/it would have jollied
we would have jollied
you would have jollied
they would have jollied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jolly - a happy partyjolly - a happy party        
party - an occasion on which people can assemble for social interaction and entertainment; "he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
2.jolly - a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general workjolly - a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
yawl - a ship's small boat (usually rowed by 4 or 6 oars)
Verb1.jolly - be silly or tease one anotherjolly - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
bait, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, razz, twit, tease, cod, rag, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"
Adj.1.jolly - full of or showing high-spirited merrimentjolly - 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"- Wordsworth; "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"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"
Adv.1.jolly - to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

jolly

jolly

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations
جِداًفَرِحٌمَرِح، بَشوش
veselýhodně
gladvirkelig
iloinen
veseo
káturmjög
陽気な
명랑한
jautrslīksmsļotipriecīgs
vesel
glad
รื่นเริง
vui vẻ

jolly

[ˈdʒɒlɪ]
A. ADJ (jollier (compar) (jolliest (superl))) [person] (= cheerful) → alegre; (= amusing) → divertido; [laugh] → gracioso
it was all very jollytodo fue muy agradable
it wasn't very jolly for the rest of uslos demás no nos divertimos tanto
we had a jolly timelo pasamos muy bien, nos divertimos mucho
to get jollyachisparse
B. ADV (Brit) → muy, la mar de, bastante (LAm)
we were jolly gladestábamos la mar de contentos, nos alegramos muchísimo
it's jolly hardes terriblemente difícil
you did jolly welllo hiciste la mar de bien
you've jolly well got tono tienes otro remedio, no te queda otra (LAm)
jolly good!¡estupendo!, ¡macanudo! (Peru, S. Cone)
C. VT to jolly sb alongdar ánimos a algn, animar a algn
to jolly sb into doing sthengatusar a algn para que haga algo
D. CPD jolly boat Nesquife m
Jolly Roger Nbandera f pirata

jolly

[ˈdʒɒli]
adj
[person] → gai(e), enjoué(e)
(= enjoyable) [occasion, day, night] → agréable
to have a jolly time → bien s'amuser
adv
(British) [good, well, nice, old, hard] → rudement, drôlement
jolly good! → formidable!
jolly well ...
No, you jolly well can't! → Non, il n'en est pas question!
jolly along
vt sep (British) [+ person] → enjôler, amadouer

jolly

adj (+er)
(esp Brit: = merry) → fröhlich, vergnügt; everyone had a very jolly timealle haben sich köstlich amüsiert
(inf: = tipsy) → angeheitert (inf)
adv (dated Brit inf) → ganz schön (inf), → vielleicht (inf); nice, warm, happy, pleasedmächtig (inf); you are jolly luckySie haben vielleicht Glück or ein Mordsglück; jolly goodprima (inf), → famos (dated inf); a jolly good ideaeine tolle Idee; that’s jolly kind of youdas ist furchtbar or unheimlich nett von Ihnen; it’s getting jolly latees wird langsam spät; he took the news jolly weller hat die Nachricht wirklich gut verkraftet; you jolly well will go!und ob du gehst!; so you jolly well should be!das will ich schwer meinen! (inf); I should jolly well hope/think so!das will ich auch hoffen/gemeint haben!
vt (Brit) to jolly somebody into doing somethingjdn bereden, etw zu tun; to jolly somebody alongjdm aufmunternd zureden; to jolly somebody upjdn aufmuntern
n
(Brit inf) (= party)Fete f (inf); (= trip)Vergnügungsreise f
(inf) to get one’s jollies (from something)(von etw) einen Kick bekommen (sl)

jolly

:
jolly boat
nBeiboot nt
Jolly Roger
nTotenkopfflagge f, → Piratenflagge f

jolly

[ˈdʒɒlɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → allegro/a, gioviale; (laugh) → allegro/a, gioioso/a; (old) (party) → piacevole
2. adv (Brit) (fam) → veramente, proprio
he's jolly lucky! → è fortunatissimo!
you've jolly well got to → devi assolutamente or proprio farlo
it jolly well serves you right → te lo meriti proprio
jolly good! (old) → benissimo!
3. vt to jolly sb along (Brit) (cheer up) → cercare di tenere qn su di morale; (encourage) → incoraggiare dolcemente qn

jolly

(ˈdʒoli) adjective
merry and cheerful. He's in quite a jolly mood today.
adverb
very. Taste this – it's jolly good!
ˈjolliness, ˈjollity noun

jolly

فَرِحٌ veselý glad fröhlich πρόσχαρος jovial iloinen gai veseo allegro 陽気な 명랑한 plezierig munter wesoły alegre веселый glad รื่นเริง keyifli vui vẻ 欢乐的

jolly

a. alegre, jovial.
References in classic literature ?
and finally went off into a rollicking convulsion of the jolliest laughter that could be imagined.
When the prince ceased speaking all were gazing merrily at him-- even Aglaya; but Lizabetha Prokofievna looked the jolliest of all.
The purple trousers and pink waistcoat and red shirt hung loosely over the wooden joints Tip had manufactured, and the carved face on the pumpkin grinned perpetually, as if its wearer considered life the jolliest thing imaginable.
It 's too bad, for she was the jolliest thing I ever knew.
The toast was scarcely drunk with all honour to Tim Linkinwater, when the sturdiest and jolliest subordinate elbowed himself a little in advance of his fellows, and exhibiting a very hot and flushed countenance, pulled a single lock of grey hair in the middle of his forehead as a respectful salute to the company, and delivered himself as follows--rubbing the palms of his hands very hard on a blue cotton handkerchief as he did so:
They are the very happiest, jolliest family that you can imagine.
The men voted her "the funniest and jolliest ever," but the sniffs on the top step and the lower step were implacable.
Deep had been the consultations at supper as to the order of going in, who should bowl the first over, whether it would be best to play steady or freely; and the youngest hands declared that they shouldn't be a bit nervous, and praised their opponents as the jolliest fellows in the world, except perhaps their old friends the Wellesburn men.
He had the jolliest face you ever saw, gentleman: something like Punch, with a handsome nose and chin; his eyes were always twinkling and sparkling with good-humour; and a smile--not one of your unmeaning wooden grins, but a real, merry, hearty, good- tempered smile--was perpetually on his countenance.
Krusteaz fans are also encouraged to tag their funniest, messiest, jolliest cookie decorating moments with #SpreadCookieJoy #sweepstakes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to be featured on the Krusteaz website and social channels.
Pick the cutest, jolliest, silliest one you can and keep warm, be snug, then donate to Text Santa and raise lots of money for some fantastic causes.
It is "the jolliest school in England" but that doesn't mean it doesn't have its fair share of class rotters, such as snobby Sybil and her toadying friend Monica.