merry [mer-ee] (previously 12-24-13)
adjective, mer·ri·er, mer·ri·est.
1. full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition or spirit: a merry little man.
2. laughingly happy; mirthful; festively joyous; hilarious: a merry time at the party.
3. Archaic . causing happiness; pleasant; delightful.
4. make merry ,
a. to be happy or festive: The New Year's revelers were making merry in the ballroom.
b. to make fun of; ridicule: The unthinking children made merry of the boy who had no shoes.
mer·ri·ly , adverb
mer·ri·ness , noun
o·ver·mer·ri·ly , adverb
o·ver·mer·ri·ness , noun
o·ver·mer·ry , adjective
un·mer·ri·ly , adverb
un·mer·ry , adjective
Can be confused
Related Words for merry
pleasant, winsome, enjoyable, mad, joyous, sunny, rollicking, jolly, cheerful, lively, hilarious, amusing, comical, joyful, glad, lighthearted, fun-loving, blithe, boisterous, boon
Synonyms for merry
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1. happy, blithe, blithesome, frolicsome, cheery, glad.
2. jolly, jovial, gleeful.
Antonyms for merry
Origin: before 900; Middle English meri(e ), myrie, murie, Old English myr(i)ge, mer(i)ge pleasant, delightful
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