Synonyms of jolly in English:


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1‘a big, jolly woman’

cheerful, happy, cheery, good-humoured, jovial, merry, sunny, bright, joyful, light-hearted, in high spirits, in good spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, effervescent, ebullient, breezy, airy, lively, vivacious, full of life, sprightly, jaunty
glad, cock-a-hoop, gleeful
smiling, grinning, laughing, mirthful, radiant
happy-go-lucky, genial, carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world, full of the joys of spring, fun-loving, buoyant, optimistic, hopeful, positive
informal chipper, chirpy, perky, smiley, upbeat, peppy, sparky, zippy, zingy, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of beans, full of vim and vigour
North American informal peart
dated gay
literary gladsome, jocund, joyous, jocose, blithe, blithesome
archaic of good cheer, perk, as lively as a grig, as merry as a grig
rare Pickwickian

miserable, gloomy


1‘he tried to jolly her along’

encourage, urge, coax, cajole, persuade, wheedle


1‘that's a jolly good idea’

very, extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, especially, tremendously, immensely, vastly, hugely
extraordinarily, extra, excessively, overly, over, abundantly, inordinately, singularly, significantly, distinctly, outstandingly, uncommonly, unusually, decidedly, particularly, eminently, supremely, highly, remarkably, really, truly, mightily, thoroughly
all that, to a great extent, most, so, too
Scottish unco
Northern English right
informal terrifically, awfully, terribly, devilishly, madly, majorly, seriously, desperately, mega, ultra, oh-so, too-too, stinking, mucho, damn, damned, too … for words
informal, dated devilish, hellish, frightfully
British informal ever so, well, bloody, dead, dirty, fair
North American informal real, mighty, powerful, awful, plumb, darned, way, bitching, mad
South African informal lekker
archaic exceeding, sore