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cheerful Line breaks: cheer|ful
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪəfʊl/

Definition of cheerful in English:


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.
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.
pleasant, attractive, agreeable, cheering, uplifting, bright, sunny, happy, friendly, welcoming, homelike, comfortable
informal comfy
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