Gay; of fine look; handsome; well-conditioned; thriving.
high in life and merriment; jovial; gaily cheerful; festive.
Characterized or attended by joviality; revealing or inspiring mirth; interesting mirthfulness or gaiety.
Great; remarkable; unusual: as, a jolly muff.
Synonyms Jolly, Jovial, Mirthful, Merry, Facetious, playful, funny, sprightly, frolicsome, sportive. Facetious is distinguished from very first four words in deciding on the generating of witticisms in place of towards continuous flow of contagious good humor quickly breaking into laughter. If you have any difference between jolly and jovial, it really is that latter is quite the greater dignified of two. Mirthful and merry imply most of laughter, and jolly appears next in this value. There was small distinction between mirthful and merry, nevertheless the previous could be the much more dignified and also the latter the more demonstrative. Merry conveys the biggest and freest overflow of pet spirits. See hilarity and mirth.