hilarity definition

  • noun:
    • Great merriment.
    • lots of entertainment, frequently followed closely by laughter.
    • a thing that induces laughter.
    • Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity.
    • Demonstrative mirth or merriment; gleeful exhilaration; personal gaiety; jollity.
    • Synonyms Hilarity, Joy, Glee, Joviality; gaiety, exhilaration. Joy is certainly not frequently utilized associated with the pleasure or overflow of pet spirits, but is instead and almost distinctively an affection of brain. Glee is a good term for an acute or ecstatic pleasure that expresses itself in mirthfulness and other demonstrative signs of large spirits. Joviality is experience or character which, becoming itself homosexual, merry, or jolly, brings others in to the exact same feeling; the phrase is typically used in an excellent feeling. Hilarity is more often, yet not always, used of mirth, laughter, or any other signs and symptoms of exhilaration surpassing the limitations of reason or propriety. See cartoon, mirth, gladness, glee.
    • great merriment

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