What is another word for mirth?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːθ] (IPA)

Mirth refers to the expression of happiness and joy. This emotion can be described using various synonyms, such as glee, merriment, merriness, festivity, cheerfulness, jollity, joviality, hilarity, and merrymaking. Each of these synonyms has its unique connotation, emphasizing different aspects of mirth. Glee and joviality represent the excitement and elation of the moment while merriness and festivity signify the celebratory nature of the occasion. Meanwhile, cheerfulness and jollity give off a more subdued happiness, a carefree demeanor. Lastly, hilarity highlights the exuberance and infectiousness of the emotion, describing it as outrageously funny. Overall, these words capture the essence of mirth and can help one express this positive emotion in a variety of contexts.

Synonyms for Mirth:

What are the hypernyms for Mirth?

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

What are the opposite words for mirth?

Mirth is a feeling of happiness or gladness. The antonyms for mirth are sadness, sorrow, grief, and misery. The feeling of sadness can arise from many causes such as the loss of a loved one, illness, or failure. Sorrow can be a deep and long-lasting emotion that can result from a significant event such as a divorce, rejection, or tragedy. Grief is a feeling of extreme sadness that arises from the death of a loved one or the loss of something very dear. Misery is a condition of great unhappiness which can sometimes lead to despair or hopelessness. These words are the opposite of mirth and can describe experiences that are difficult to overcome.

Usage examples for Mirth

When they left her ten minutes later her face was rosy red and her stately carriage had given way to a combination of mirth and embarrassment.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
His tone brought her up sharp in her half-hysterical mirth.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
There was in it neither mercy nor mirth, but only the hard judgment of a woman who does not understand.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Mirth

  • If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
    Joseph Addison
  • It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
    George Ade
  • Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
    William Blake
  • Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair.
    William Dunbar
  • Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
    Francis Quarles

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