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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
To keep amused or diverted for one's own purposes; humor.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jolliness - feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper - a cheerful and agreeable mood
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[ˈdʒɒlɪnɪs] Njovialidad f
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(ˈdʒoli) adjective
merry and cheerful. He's in quite a jolly mood today.
very. Taste this – it's jolly good!
ˈjolliness, ˈjollity noun
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My days are full of glad tidings and jolliness, everything's warm and fuzzy.
"From about September onwards, there is a real advance by the Allied troops and there is a sense of optimism and jolliness and politicians giving speeches about how peace will come soon but there's no real clarity for people at home about what's going on and already people have got cynical.
At other times he has appeared as Sarah the Cook, Dame Trot or whatever Mr Jaeger's script dreams up for him, and he does a good job although his general jolliness always has a slightly sinister edge to it.
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Feel the magic as you step into their palace and embrace the jolliness of the season with all its blessings.
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Consider the character types: Legolas's bold youth, Aragorn's stoic nobility, and Gimli's sturdy jolliness are reminiscent of, respectively, Aramis, Athos, and Porthos.
The interior is redolent of the Richmond bistro scene in the 60s: eclectic furniture, blackboard wall, open kitchen and a general air of jolliness. We are shown to a generously proportioned table, given the menu and discover the first of the reasons why this place is so popular: a carafe of Cretan house wine from the barrel is an outrageous e1/45: look no further.
I think people should be allowed without ridicule or opprobriumto excuse themselves from the season's mass outpourings of "festive" glee and the mania surrounding the fascistic enforcement of jolliness and mandated merriment.
Kim sat down with Khaleej Times for an exclusive interview and let loose his brand of jolliness in discussing several things, from his thoughts on Dubai to why LG is a "small" firm -- and even somewhat complementing their biggest rival.