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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 ?
For though we do have to work, we make fun of ourselves, and are a pretty jolly set, as Jo would say.
The cobbler wrought upon a shoe; the blacksmith hammered his iron, the soldier waved his glittering blade; the lady raised a tiny breeze with her fan; the jolly toper swigged lustily at his bottle; a scholar opened his book with eager thirst for knowledge, and turned his head to and fro along the page; the milkmaid energetically drained her cow; and a miser counted gold into his strong-box,--all at the same turning of a crank.
Thus the Puritan elders in their black cloaks, starched bands, and steeple-crowned hats, smiled not unbenignantly at the clamour and rude deportment of these jolly seafaring men; and it excited neither surprise nor animadversion when so reputable a citizen as old Roger Chillingworth, the physician, was seen to enter the market-place in close and familiar talk with the commander of the questionable vessel.
As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye, ever open to every symptom of culinary abundance, ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn.
Ah, of course, she's a jolly, `perfect' lady; but, after all, I'm a fellow, don't you see?
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
He was a great fellow to jolly along a crowd, and would keep a meeting in an uproar; when once he got really waked up, the torrent of his eloquence could be compared with nothing save Niagara.
Some wore them tipped rakishly to one side--these were your men of humor, jolly, free-and-easy dogs; some had them jammed independently down over their noses--these were your hard characters, thorough men, who, when they wore their hats, wanted to wear them, and to wear them just as they had a mind to; there were those who had them set far over back--wide-awake men, who wanted a clear prospect; while careless men, who did not know, or care, how their hats sat, had them shaking about in all directions.
So we turned back and ordered a hot supper, and had quite a jolly evening of it with this Englishman.
I had received strict orders from my sister to call for him at the Three Jolly Bargemen, that evening, on my way from school, and bring him home at my peril.
jolly Jenkin, I spy a knave in drinking, Come, trowl the brown bowl to me.
The butcher he answered jolly Robin, "No matter where I do dwell, For a butcher am I, and to Nottingham Am I going, my flesh to sell.