- 1Noticeably happy and optimistic: how can she be so cheerful at six o’clock in the morning? a cheerful voiceMore example sentences
happy, jolly, merry, bright, glad, sunny, joyful, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, elated, gleeful, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, animated, radiant, smiling, grinning, laughing, mirthful, frolicsome; jovial, genial, good-humoured; happy-go-lucky, carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world, full of the joys of spring; buoyant, optimistic, hopeful, full of hope, positive; content, contented• informal upbeat, chipper, chirpy, peppy, smiley, sparky, zippy, zingy, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of beans, full of vim and vigourNorth American • informal peart• dated gay• archaic of good cheer
- Linda was a bubbly, happy, cheerful girl who came from a big loving family.
- A shy and gentle person, always cheerful and happy, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
- He always remained the same happy cheerful bloke despite his success.
- 1.1Causing happiness by its nature or appearance: cheerful news the room was painted in cheerful coloursMore example sentences
- Lurking just below the surface, they are traps for the unwary and their cheerful colour is a magnet for children.
- He wants to buy a big old house with cheerful colours and a large garden for the children.
- This cheerful, amusing picture appeared before my eyes this morning and made me smile.
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- I have never ceased to be impressed by the patience, helpfulness, cheerfulness and sheer professionalism of the nurses themselves.
- I'm not brimming over with cheerfulness at the moment.
- She was aged 84 years and noted for her cheerfulness and good humour.