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Synonyms for merry
ˈmɛr imer·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. merryadjective

    Synonyms:
    happy, content, pleased, gay, cheerful, ecstatic, joyful, exultant, jovial

    Antonyms:
    miserable, unhappy

  2. merryadjective

    Originally a nickname for a merry person.

    We had a very merry Christmas.

    Synonyms:
    gay, exultant, content, pleased, happy, joyful, jovial, ecstatic, cheerful

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, miserable

  3. merryadjective

    from the adjective, also a diminutive of Mary and Mercy.

    Synonyms:
    jovial, cheerful, content, pleased, ecstatic, exultant, happy, gay, joyful

    Antonyms:
    miserable, unhappy

  4. merryadjective

    Brisk

    The play moved along at a merry pace.

    Synonyms:
    jovial, happy, exultant, content, gay, joyful, ecstatic, pleased, cheerful

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, miserable

  5. merryadjective

    happy or showing enjoyment

    Synonyms:
    happy, gay, jovial, content, pleased, ecstatic, exultant, cheerful, joyful

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, miserable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merry

    Happy primarily refers to something that comes "by good hap," a chance that brings prosperity, benefit, or success.

    And grasps the skirts of happy chance.

    Tennyson In Memoriam lxiii, st. 2.

    In this sense happy is closely allied to fortunate and lucky. (See FORTUNATE.) Happy has, however, so far diverged from this original sense as to apply to advantages where chance is not recognized, or is even excluded by direct reference to the divine will, when it becomes almost equivalent to blessed.

    Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth.

    Job v, 17.

    Happy is also applied to the ready dexterity or skill by which favorable results (usually in minor matters) are secured, when it becomes a synonym for dexterous, felicitous, and the associated words; as, he has a happy wit; happy at retort (compare CLEVER). In its most frequent present use, happy is applied to the state of one enjoying happiness, or to that by which happiness is expressed; as, a happy heart; a happy face; happy laughter; happy tears (compare synonyms for HAPPINESS). Cheerful applies to the possession or expression of a moderate and tranquil happiness. A cheery word spontaneously gives cheer to others; a cheering word is more distinctly planned to cheer and encourage. Gay applies to an effusive and superficial happiness (often not really worthy of that name) perhaps resulting largely from abundant animal spirits: we speak of gay revelers or a gay horse. A buoyant spirit is, as it were, borne up by joy and hope. A sunny disposition has a constant tranquil brightness that irradiates all who come within its influence.

    Compare synonyms for GRIEF.

    Synonyms:
    blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, cheery, delighted, delightful, dexterous, felicitous, fortunate, gay, glad, happy, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, lucky, mirthful, pleased, prosperous, rapturous, rejoiced, rejoicing, smiling, sprightly, successful, sunny

    Preposition:
    A happy event for him; happy at a reply; happy in his home, with his friends, among his children; happy at the discovery, over his success.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthfuladjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, comic, laughable, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, risible, braw, zippy, comical, sunny, funny, lively, gay, cheery, mirthful, amusing, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

    Antonyms:
    unenrgetic, lethargic, joyless

  2. gay, festal, festive, merryadjective

    offering fun and gaiety

    "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening"

    Synonyms:
    spanking, festal, jocund, jovial, festive, brave, rattling, braw, zippy, sunny, lively, gay, cheery, mirthful, homophile(a), snappy, brisk, alert, jolly

    Antonyms:
    joyless, lethargic, unenrgetic

  3. alert, brisk, lively, merry, rattling, snappy, spanking, zippyadjective

    quick and energetic

    "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze"

    Synonyms:
    jovial, natty, marvelous, festive, rattling(a), brisk, wondrous, nipping, peppy, spruce, resilient, mirthful, jocund, frosty, festal, tremendous, grand, marvellous, snappy, live, racy, bouncing, watchful, lively, bouncy, wonderful, dapper, jolly, gay, spanking, springy, alive(p), tonic, fresh, awake(p), nippy, raffish, jaunty, fantastic, alert, terrific, spiffy, rakish, rattling, snappish, howling(a), refreshful, dashing, spirited, full of life, bracing, crisp, whipping, refreshing, zippy, vital

    Antonyms:
    unenrgetic, joyless, lethargic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. merryadjective

    Synonyms:
    mirthful, jovial, gleeful, gay, hilarious, sportive, jocund, joyous, facetious, lively, jolly, buxom, frolicsome, blithe, blithesome, airy, gladsome, vivacious, debonair, wanton, light-hearted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. merryadjective

    Synonyms:
    mirthful, gay, jolly, gleeful, jovial, sportive, jocular, bonny

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How to use merry in a sentence?

  1. George Seney Jr.:

    I rolled it up and I went back to the lady, I said, ‘You made a mistake, that’s too much money.’ She says, ‘No, I want you to have a Merry Christmas,’ after I started thinking about it, I said, ‘What a gesture.’.

  2. Alishia May:

    Life, like a merry-go-round, may make you dizzy but you have to hold on even in the hardest of times

  3. Jeremy Goldwyn:

    There probably hasn't been this amount of change on the jobs front in the past five years, some of it is expansion, and some of it is a classic merry-go-round — when two or three people move they have to be replaced.

  4. The Triumph:

    It started with my taking my two kids around to the zoos and parks, while they were on the merry-go-round riding 40 times or something, I'd be sitting there trying to figure out what you could do that would be more imaginative.

  5. Niraj Gautam:

    People seem to be in a merry mood and look like they have been waiting for this moment for ages, but it is a sad day for us.

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