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merry

  
1    blithe, blithesome, carefree, cheerful, chirpy     (informal)   convivial, festive, frolicsome, fun-loving, gay, genial, glad, gleeful, happy, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, light-hearted, mirthful, rollicking, sportive, upbeat     (informal)   vivacious  
2    amusing, comic, comical, facetious, funny, hilarious, humorous, jocular, mirthful  
3      (Brit. informal)   elevated     (informal)   happy, mellow, squiffy     (Brit. informal)   tiddly     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   tipsy  
4    make merry      carouse, celebrate, enjoy oneself, feast, frolic, have a good time, have fun, make whoopee     (informal)   revel  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    dejected, dismal, down in the dumps     (informal)   gloomy, miserable, sad, unhappy  
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merry

  
  ( merrier    comparative)   ( merriest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe someone's character or behaviour as merry, you mean that they are happy and cheerful.  
OLD-FASHIONED  
(=jolly)  

From the house come the bursts of merry laughter...     
  merrily      adv   ADV after v  
Chris threw back his head and laughed merrily.     
2       adj   If you get merry, you get slightly drunk.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ   (=tipsy)  
They went off to Glengarriff to get merry.     
3       adj   Some people use merry to emphasize something that they are saying, often when they want to express disapproval or humour.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    It hasn't stopped the British Navy proceeding on its merry way...     
4   
    merrily  
5    Just before Christmas and on Christmas Day, people say `Merry Christmas' to other people to express the hope that they will have a happy time.  
Merry Christmas      convention  
  (formulae)   
Merry Christmas, everyone..., I just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas...     
6   
    to play merry hell  
    hell  


merry-go-round        ( merry-go-rounds    plural  )
1       n-count   A merry-go-round is a large circular platform at a fairground on which there are model animals or vehicles for people to sit on or in as it turns round.  
2       n-count   You can refer to a continuous series of activities as a merry-go-round.  
usu sing, oft N of n  
...a merry-go-round of teas, fetes, musical events and the like.     
merry-making     
Merry-making is the activities of people who are enjoying themselves together in a lively way, for example by eating, drinking, or dancing.      n-uncount  
...a time of merry-making, feasting and visiting friends.     

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mercy, merrymaking, marry, merger

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