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jol·ly1 / ˈjälē/ • adj. (-li·er , -li·est ) happy and cheerful: he was a jolly man full of jokes. ∎ inf. or dated lively and entertaining: we had a very jolly time. • v. (-lies, -lied) [tr.] inf. encourage (someone) in a friendly way: he jollied people along they were trying to jolly her out of her torpor. ∎  (jolly someone/something up) make someone or something more lively or cheerful: ideas to jolly up a winter's party. • adv. Brit., inf. very; extremely: that's a jolly good idea. PHRASES: get one's jollies inf. have fun or find pleasure.jolly well Brit., inf. used for emphasis, esp. when one is angry or irritated: I'm going to keep on eating as much sugar as I jolly well like.DERIVATIVES: jol·li·ly / ˈjäləlē/ adv.jol·li·ness n.jol·ly2 (also jol·ly boat) • n. (pl. -lies) a lapstraked ship's boat that is smaller than a cutter, typically hoisted at the stern of the ship.

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jolly (arch.) of gay disposition, festive, jovial; †gallant, brave; †confident; †amorous XIV; splendid, fine; delightful XVI. ME. jolif—OF. jolif, (later and mod.) joli †gay, †pleasant, pretty, perh. f. ON. jól midwinter festival, feast, YULE.

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jollydrily, kylie, Riley, shyly, slyly, smiley, Smily, wily, wryly •idly • kindly • wifely • likely • timely •Christly •knightly, nightly, sightly, sprightly •lively • fortnightly • housewifely •Barbirolli, brolly, collie, dolly, folly, golly, holly, jolly, lolly, Mollie, molly, Ollie, polly, poly, trolley, volley, wally •knobbly •Bodley, godly, oddly •wanly • Copley • fait accompli •costly •hotly, motley •softly-softly •Bengali, Cawley, crawly, creepy-crawly, Macaulay, Morley, Nepali, poorly, rawly, scrawly, squally •lordly •courtly, portly •jowly, Pauli •aïoli, coaly, coley, Foley, goalie, guacamole, holey, Holi, holy, lowly, moly, pinole, ravioli, roly-poly, Rowley, shoaly, soli •nobly • Oakley • homely •lonely, only •ghostly • Moseley •coyly, doily, oily

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