Definition of Hilarity

1. Noun. Great merriment.

Exact synonyms: Glee, Gleefulness, Mirth, Mirthfulness
Generic synonyms: Gaiety, Merriment
Derivative terms: Gleeful, Hilarious, Mirthful, Mirthful

Definition of Hilarity

1. n. Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity.

Definition of Hilarity

1. Noun. A great amount of amusement, usually accompanied by laughter. ¹

2. Noun. Something that induces laughter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hilarity

1. noisy merriment [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hilarity

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Literary usage of Hilarity

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1. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"JOVIALITY or JOLLITY, and hilarity, are species of merriment which belong to the convivial board, or to less refined indulgences : joviality or jollity is ..."

2. Spinoza and His Environment: A Critical Essay with a Translation of the Ethics by Henry Smith (1886)
"hilarity can not have excess, but is always good, and on the contrary melancholy is alw lys ... hilarity (see Dcf. in Schol., Prop, xi., Part III. ..."

3. British Synonymy: Or, An Attempt at Regulating the Choice of Words in by Hester Lynch Piozzi (1794)
"COMBINATION, VIVACITY, hilarity, PLEASANTRY, BRILLIANCY IN WRITING OR CONVERSATION, ' , * ARE nearly, ..."

4. Political History of Secession to the Beginning of the American Civil War by Daniel Wait ( Howe (1914)
"All the historians who write from personal recollection of this campaign unite in describing it as partaking more of the character of a carnival of hilarity ..."

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