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Synonyms for merriment
ˈmɛr ɪ məntmer·ri·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merriment

    Entertainment and recreation imply thought and mental occupation, tho in an agreeable, refreshing way; they are therefore words of a high order. Entertainment, apart from its special senses of a public performance or a social party, and predominantly even there, is used of somewhat mirthful mental delight; recreation may, and usually does, combine the mental with the physical. Amusement and pastime are nearly equivalent, the latter probably the lighter word; many slight things may be pastimes which we should hardly dignify by the name of amusements. Sports are almost wholly on the physical plane, tho involving a certain grade of mental action; fox-hunting, horse-racing, and baseball are sports. Certain sports may afford entertainment or recreation to certain persons, according to their individual tastes; but entertainment and recreation are capable of a meaning so high as never to be approached by any meaning of sport. Cheer may be very quiet, as the cheer of a bright fire to an aged traveler; merriment is with liveliness and laughter; fun and frolic are apt to be boisterous. Amusement is a form of enjoyment, but enjoyment may be too keen to be called amusement. Compare synonyms for ENTERTAIN.

    Synonyms:
    amusement, cheer, delight, diversion, enjoyment, entertainment, frolic, fun, pastime, pleasure, recreation, sport

    Antonyms:
    ennui, fatigue, labor, lassitude, toil, weariness, work

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gaiety, merrimentnoun

    a gay feeling

    Synonyms:
    gaiety, playfulness, fun

  2. fun, merriment, playfulnessnoun

    activities that are enjoyable or amusing

    "I do it for the fun of it"; "he is fun to have around"

    Synonyms:
    gaiety, play, playfulness, fun, sport

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. merrimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    mirth, jollity, gayety, hilarity, joviality, sportiveness, jocularity, liveliness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. merrimentnoun

    Synonyms:
    mirth, gayety, glee, levity, laughter, sportiveness, jocularity

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How to use merriment in a sentence?

  1. Sinclair Lewis:

    Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.

  2. Adam Smith:

    People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.

  3. William Powell:

    Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now to mock your own grinning? Quite chap-fallen? Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favor she must come.

  5. Anna Acheng:

    He would maybe bring a bull which would be slaughtered for the people to eat. It would an occasion for merriment. since he surrendered, we can now forgive him for the atrocities he committed against our people because we are confident that he will never go back to the bush.

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