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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. full of or showing high-spirited merriment;
- Example: "when hearts were young and gay"
- Example: "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
- Example: "the jolly crowd at the reunion"
- Example: "jolly old Saint Nick"
- Example: "a jovial old gentleman"
- Example: "have a merry Christmas"
- Example: "peals of merry laughter"
- Example: "a mirthful laugh"
[syn: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful]

2. arousing or provoking laughter;
- Example: "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"
- Example: "an amusing fellow"
- Example: "a comic hat"
- Example: "a comical look of surprise"
- Example: "funny stories that made everybody laugh"
- Example: "a very funny writer"
- Example: "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"
- Example: "a mirthful experience"
- Example: "risible courtroom antics"
[syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mirthful \Mirth"ful\, a. 1. Full of mirth or merriment; merry; as, mirthful children. [1913 Webster] 2. Indicating or inspiring mirth; as, a mirthful face. [1913 Webster] Mirthful, comic shows. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- Mirth"ful*ly, adv. -- Mirth"ful*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mirthful adj 1: full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh" [syn: gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful] 2: arousing or provoking laughter; "an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls"; "an amusing fellow"; "a comic hat"; "a comical look of surprise"; "funny stories that made everybody laugh"; "a very funny writer"; "it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much"; "a mirthful experience"; "risible courtroom antics" [syn: amusing, comic, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

20 Moby Thesaurus words for "mirthful": blithe, blithesome, buxom, festive, frivolous, gay, gleeful, hilarious, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, laughter-loving, lighthearted, merry, mirth-loving, rejoicing, risible