What is another word for merriment?

Pronunciation: [mˈɛɹɪmənt] (IPA)

Merriment is a term used to describe a joyful and lively atmosphere filled with laughter and fun. There are several synonyms for merriment, including amusement, jubilation, glee, exuberance, and cheerfulness. Other synonyms for merriment include rejoicing, festivity, jollity, mirth, and hilarity. These words all encapsulate the feeling of being happy and enjoying life in a carefree manner. Whether it's celebrating a holiday or enjoying time with friends and family, merriment is an important aspect of life that can bring us closer together and help us appreciate the little things in life.

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What are the hypernyms for Merriment?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for merriment?

Antonyms for the word "merriment" are expressions that are contrary or completely opposite in meaning. These terms will help provide a range of vocabulary to express the opposite of merriment. They could include words such as misery, unhappiness, sadness, sorrow, despair, melancholy, and gloom. These antonyms classify the range of emotions that are opposite to merriment, each emphasising a different depth of pain or distress. While merriment represents amusement, excitement, and enjoyment, antonyms connect to unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings. The use of antonyms can help add variety and professionalism to written and spoken communication as it helps to distinguish varying degrees of emotions that relate to a specific topic.

Usage examples for Merriment

But in spite of its chilling physical properties, the winter is the season of gayety and merriment in this peculiar capital.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
Charlotte blushed, bit her lips and then she laughed also, at first in helpless embarrassment, and finally with a sheer burst of merriment.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
Tug said this with so much seriousness that his companions both laughed; but if he understood the cause of their merriment, he pretended not to, for he said,- "What are you laughing at?"
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Merriment

  • An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.
    Billie Burke
  • I hate the actor and audience business. An author should be in among the crowd, kicking their shins or cheering them on to some mischief or merriment.
    David Herbert Lawrence
  • I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go.
    Frank Leslie
  • Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles oh, damn their measured merriment.
    Sinclair Lewis
  • Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
    William Powell

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