Joyful vs. Merry

Joyful vs. Merry — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Joyful and Merry

Joyfuladjective

Feeling, causing, or exhibiting joy.

Merryadjective

Full of cheerfulness, liveliness, and good feelings

merry revelers.

Joyfuladjective

Feeling or causing joy.

Merryadjective

Marked by or offering fun, good feelings, and liveliness; festive

a merry evening.

Joyfuladjective

full of or producing joy;

make a joyful noisea joyful occasion

Merryadjective

Brisk

a merry pace.

Joyfuladjective

full of high-spirited delight

Merryadjective

(Archaic) Delightful or pleasing.

Joyfuladjective

full of or suggesting exultant happiness;

a joyful hearta joyful occasionthe joyous newsjoyous laughter

Merryadjective

Jolly and full of high spirits.

We had a very merry Christmas.

Merryadjective

Festive and full of fun and laughter.

Everyone was merry at the party.

Merryadjective

Brisk

The play moved along at a merry pace.

Merryadjective

Causing laughter, mirth, gladness, or delight.

a merry jest

Merryadjective

(euphemistic) drunk; tipsy

Some of us got a little merry at the office Christmas party.

Merrynoun

An English wild cherry.

Merryadjective

full of or showing high-spirited merriment;

when hearts were young and gaya poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund companythe jolly crowd at the reunionjolly old Saint Nicka jovial old gentlemanhave a merry Christmaspeals of merry laughtera mirthful laugh

Merryadjective

offering fun and gaiety;

a gala ball after the inaugurationa festive (or festal) occasiongay and exciting night lifea merry evening

Merryadjective

quick and energetic;

a brisk walk in the parka lively gaita merry chasetraveling at a rattling ratea snappy pacea spanking breeze