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Meaning of CHEERFUL

Pronunciation:  'cheerful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
  2. [adj]  pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

CHEERFUL is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: beaming, beamish, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheering, cheery, chipper, chirpy, debonair, debonaire, gay, glad, jaunty, lighthearted, lightsome, optimistic, perky, pollyannaish, smiling(a), sunny, twinkly, upbeat
 Antonyms: cheerless, uncheerful
 See Also: happy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cheer"ful\, a.
Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery;
contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing.

      To entertain a cheerful disposition.     --Shak.

      The cheerful birds of sundry kind Do chant sweet music.

      A cheerful confidence in the mercy of God. --Macaulay.

      This general applause and cheerful shout. --Shak.

Syn: Lively; animated; gay; joyful; lightsome; gleeful;
     blithe; airy; sprightly; jocund; jolly; joyous;
     vivacious; buoyant; sunny; happy; hopeful.

Thesaurus Terms
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