Exuberant vs Merry - What's the difference?
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Exuberant is a related term of merry.
As an adjective exuberant
As a proper noun merry is
originally a nickname for a merry person.
(of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
* 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
* 1961 , , Catch-22 :
- He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
(of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
* 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
- She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
- The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.
* Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989.
* Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996.
* (l) (obsolete)
Jolly and full of high spirits
- We had a very merry Christmas.
Festive and full of fun and laughter
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- I am never merry when I hear sweet music.
- f I have the chance, I will make our worshipful Sheriff pay right well for that which he hath done to me. Maybe I may bring him some time into Sherwood Forest and have him to a right merry feast with us.
- Everyone was merry at the party.
Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.
- The play moved along at a merry pace.
- a merry jest
(euphemistic) drunk; tipsy
- merry wind and weather
- Some of us got a little merry at the office Christmas party.
* (obsolete) mery
* Merry Christmas
* Merry Eid