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Definitions of 'gaiety'

Definition of 'gaiety'
From: WordNet
noun
A gay feeling [syn: gaiety, merriment]
noun
A festive merry feeling [syn: gaiety, playfulness]
Definition of 'gaiety'
From: GCIDE
gaiety \gai"e*ty\ (g[=a]"[-e]*t[y^]), n. Same as Gayety. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'gaiety'
From: GCIDE
Gayety \Gay"e*ty\, n.; pl. Gayeties. [Written also gaiety.] [F. gaiet['e]. See Gay, a.] 1. The state of being gay; merriment; mirth; acts or entertainments prompted by, or inspiring, merry delight; -- used often in the plural; as, the gayeties of the season. [1913 Webster] 2. Finery; show; as, the gayety of dress. Syn: Liveliness; mirth; animation; vivacity; glee; blithesomeness; sprightliness; jollity. See Liveliness. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'gaiety'
animal spirits, animation, beatification, beatitude, bewitchment, blatancy, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, blitheness, bravery, brazenness, bright color, brightness, brilliance, buoyancy, capersomeness, celebration, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, chiffon, clinquant, cloud nine, color, colorfulness, coltishness, conviviality, crudeness, dash, dazzle, dazzlingness, delectation, delight, ecstasy, ecstatics, elan, elation, enchantment, entertainment, esprit, exaltation, exhilaration, extravagance, extravaganza, extravagation, exuberance, exultation, felicity, festivity, festoons, finery, flagrancy, flamboyance, flashiness, folderol, foofaraw, frilliness, frilling, frills, frills and furbelows, frippery, friskiness, frolicsomeness, froufrou, fuss, gamesomeness, garishness, gaudery, gaudiness, gayness, geniality, gilding, gilt, gingerbread, gladness, glare, glee, glitter, good cheer, good spirits, gorgeousness, gusto, happiness, heartiness, heaven, high spirits, hilarity, holiday-making, hoopla, intensity, intoxication, jauntiness, jazziness, joie de vivre, jollification, jollity, joviality, joy, joyance, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, larking, life, liveliness, loudness, luridness, mafficking, meretriciousness, merriment, merrymaking, mirth, mirthfulness, obtrusiveness, overhappiness, overjoyfulness, panache, paradise, paste, pinchbeck, piss and vinegar, playfulness, pleasantness, pleasure, pure color, racketing, radiance, rapture, ravishment, rejoicing, revel, reveling, revelment, revelry, revels, richness, rollicksomeness, rompishness, saturation, sensationalism, seventh heaven, shamelessness, showiness, skittishness, skylarking, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiness, sportiveness, sprightliness, sunshine, superfluity, tawdriness, Technicolor, tinsel, transport, trappings, trickery, trumpery, unalloyed happiness, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity, vividness, vulgarness, whoopee, winsomeness, zest, zestfulness, zip

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