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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hilarity  \Hi*lar"i*ty\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  hilaritas:  cf  F. 
  hilarit['e].  See  {Hilarious}.] 
  Boisterous  mirth;  merriment;  jollity.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Note:  Hilarity  differs  from  joy:  the  latter,  excited  by  good 
  news  or  prosperity,  is  an  affection  of  the  mind;  the 
  former,  produced  by  social  pleasure,  drinking,  etc., 
  which  rouse  the  animal  spirits,  is  more  demonstrative. 
 
  Syn:  Glee;  cheerfulness;  mirth;  merriment;  gayety; 
  joyousness;  exhilaration;  joviality;  jollity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hilarity 
  n  :  great  merriment  [syn:  {mirth},  {mirthfulness},  {glee},  {gleefulness}] 




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