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gaiety

gai·e·ty (gay·e·ty)

gaiety (gayety)

 
 
pronunciation:
geI ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: gaieties, gayeties
definition 1: the state of being happy and cheerful.
synonyms:
cheer, cheerfulness, gladness, jollity
antonyms:
misery
similar words:
buoyancy, glee, merriment, mirth
definition 2: (often pl.) festivity; merrymaking.
synonyms:
festivities, jollities, merrymaking
similar words:
merriment
definition 3: colorfulness or showiness, esp. of clothing.
synonyms:
colorfulness, frippery, showiness
similar words:
brilliance
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