Definition of jollification in English:



mass noun
  • Lively celebration with others; merrymaking.

    ‘eight months of commemorative jollification for the Eiffel Tower began in March’
    count noun ‘he could have gone into London and enjoyed the jollifications’
    • ‘He builds up an atmosphere of breathless jollification, comic hysteria, and turns it up to a pitch so high it can hypnotize kids and keep them frozen.’
    • ‘As a lover of festivity and general jollification, anytime the word ‘celebrate’ pops up I automatically conjure images of achievement being saluted with pomp relevant to the circumstance and, of course, appropriate catering.’
    • ‘No, it's not the commercialisation that gets my goat, it's the forced jollification.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Ireland today is tapping the sophisticated capital market of Frankfurt not for investment, but for jollification.’
    • ‘Kernan wrote in 1885 that in Dooley's Long-Room ‘there has come off more Irish jollifications, benefit balls, raffles for stoves, primary meetings, and political rows than in any other public place in the city.’’
    • ‘Perhaps the At Large Membership study, which has a remit to widen public participation in the Net name quango, will conclude that this is best served not by elections but by spontaneous Soviet-style displays of jollification, instead.’
    • ‘If we think about it, Mrs Woodcourt must be wretched as she remains, in solitude, at the southern Bleak House, thinking about the jollifications in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘Lara kissed the earth as he had done in 1994 when first achieving such glory and embraced his faithful disciple Ridley Jacobs who, like Simon of Cyrene, had stayed with him and the air was filled with jollification.’
    • ‘The jollifications have taken second place this time.’
    • ‘I got there, met the director who was tremendous - all Irish jollification and full of wicked tales, read my lines and left.’
    • ‘But clearly, it is operating in more than a few minds that this unbridled jollification has little value and something should be done to at least curtail its boast of reckless abandon.’
    • ‘As an unabashed keeper of the Feast of Christmas, I choose to rub shoulders with the forces of jollification, merriment, and solemnity.’
    • ‘He had picked up the art of jollification at Oxford, entering ‘manfully into all their parties and scenes of dissipation.’
    • ‘In the flesh, we've gotten far closer to the jollification with which Santa is frequently associated.’
    • ‘I wonder what joy and jollifications that has in store.’
    • ‘While we were consumed by first strains of street-level Jouvert jollification, relatives of the late Grandmaster Kitchener were forced to mix merriment with memoriam as they marked the second anniversary of his death.’
    • ‘An unsuccessful attempt at Bohemian jollification is interrupted by the arrival of Musetta with Mimi, who could hardly drag herself up the stairs.’
    • ‘The next day, people of all ages go into the streets for jollifications and paint-throwing.’
    celebration, festivity, merrymaking, carousal, carouse, spree, debauch, bacchanal
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