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Adjective jolly has 1 sense
- gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful - 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"
Antonym: joyless (indirect, via joyous)
Adverbial jolly has 1 sense
- pretty, jolly - used as an intensifier (`jolly' is used informally in Britain); "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"
Noun jolly has 2 senses
- jolly - a happy party
--1 is a kind of party
- jolly boat, jolly - a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
--2 is a kind of yawl
Verb jolly has 1 sense
- kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
--1 is one way to tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride