Definition of jolly :
1. A marine in the English navy.
2. Expressing mirth, or inspiring it; exciting mirth and gayety.
3. Full of life and mirth; jovial; joyous; merry; mirthful.
4. To cause to be jolly; to make good- natured; to encourage to feel pleasant or cheerful; - often implying an insincere or bantering spirit; hence, to poke fun at.
funny, festal, convivial, slightly, clean, festive, rejoicing, laughable, fairly, fortunate, blithe, zippy, moderately, mirthful, jolly-boat, jocund, spanking, rejoiced, more or less, alert, sanely, fair, chaff, joyous, blithesome, smiling, brave, prosperous, kid, successful, evenhandedly, somewhat, snappy, felicitous, lucky, josh, delighted, reasonably, pull the leg of, jovial, pretty, blessed, braw, banter, middling, comical, boon, rattling, rapturous, comic, dexterous, sprightly, sensibly, cheering, risible, gleeful, passably, homophile, brisk
amusing (part of speech: adjective)
pleasurable (part of speech: adjective)
cheerful (part of speech: adjective)
cordial, lively, glad, affable, complaisant, jaunty, buoyant, gay, congenial, happy, optimistic, friendly, pleased, merry, amiable, joyful, easygoing, lighthearted, agreeable, sunny, spirited, pleasant, warm, genial, cheerful, bright, cheery, sparkling
- They were sensible, jolly girls, and Mr. Smith liked them very much. - "Oh, Money! Money!", Eleanor Hodgman Porter.
- If not, you have no idea what a jolly world the world of sounds can be to the blind. - "Pebbles on the Shore", Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner).
- We've had many a jolly day together, and why should it not be so again? - "Amos Huntingdon", T.P. Wilson.