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cheerful

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪəfʊl
 
, -f(ə)l/

Definition of cheerful in English:

adjective

1Noticeably happy and optimistic: how can she be so cheerful at six o’clock in the morning? a cheerful voice
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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 vigour
North American informal peart
dated gay
archaic of good cheer
1.1Causing happiness by its nature or appearance: cheerful news the room was painted in cheerful colours
More 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.
Synonyms
pleasant, attractive, agreeable, cheering, uplifting, bright, sunny, happy, friendly, welcoming, homelike, comfortable
informal comfy

Derivatives

cheerfulness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

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