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cheerful and jolly is there a difference between these two words?
Feb 11, 2014 7:31 PM
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James has indicated there is a difference. I will simply add that in difficult circumstances some people try to remain cheerful. It would be very odd for them to remain 'jolly.' That would suggest they are almost in a party mood!
February 12, 2014
I would not use "jolly" unless you are confident you know what it means. It gives many people a mental image of a chubby guy with red cheeks who giggles, like Santa Claus. I think many people would be insulted if you called them jolly.
February 11, 2014
There is no difference. Both words have the same meaning.
February 11, 2014
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