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gaily

adverb
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gayly

Synonyms and Antonyms of gaily

  1. 1 in a cheerful or happy manner we sat around the table, gaily teasing each other and laughing about the good old days Synonyms brightly, cheerfully, cheerily, happily, heartily, jocosely, jovially, merrily, mirthfully, smilingly Related Words amusedly, exuberantly, giddily, gigglingly, joyfully, joyously; blithely, blithesomely, breezily, gladly, gladsomely, laughingly, lightheartedly, sunnily; amicably, friendlily, friendly, good-humoredly, good-naturedly, jocularly; hopefully, optimistically, sanguinely; blissfully, elatedly, euphorically, rapturously Near Antonyms abjectly, dejectedly, despondently, disconsolately, dispiritedly, wretchedly; dolefully, dolorously, forlornly, mournfully, plaintively, sorrowfully; dourly, glumly, mirthlessly, sourly, sternly, sulkily, sullenly; blackly, dismally, drearily, gloomily, pessimistically Antonyms bleakly, cheerlessly, darkly, heavily, miserably, morosely, unhappily

  2. 2 in a quick and spirited manner children gaily running to the buses on the last day of school Synonyms airily, animatedly, animately, bouncily, buoyantly, high-spiritedly, livelily, lively, perkily, pertly, snappily, sparkily, spiritedly, sprightly, trippingly, vivaciously Related Words friskily, gamesomely, playfully, skittishly, sportively; briskly, crisply, effervescently, energetically, jazzily, racily, springily; breezily, cockishly, dapperly, dashingly, jauntily; agilely, nimbly, spryly; allegro Near Antonyms halfheartedly, idly, indolently, lazily, lethargically, slothfully; heavily, inactively, listlessly, tiredly, wearily Antonyms dully, inanimately, sluggishly, tardily

  3. 3 in a manner that is colorful and tends to arouse gaiety the Mexican dancers were gaily dressed in lavish, bright costumes Synonyms bravely, brightly, brilliantly, colorfully Related Words flamboyantly, flashily, garishly, gaudily, loud, loudly, ostentatiously; fancily, ornately, swankily; gorgeously, richly, spectacularly, splendidly, strikingly; dapperly, dashingly, gallantly, jazzily, nattily, neatly, pertly, smartly, snappily, spiffily; conspicuously, luridly, shockingly Near Antonyms colorlessly, inconspicuously, unobtrusively, unpretentiously; chastely, demurely, modestly; conservatively, plainly, quietly, simply; bleakly, severely, somberly Antonyms boringly, drably, dully


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