Definitions of "Cheerful"

Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry. synonym: glad. adjective

Promoting a feeling of cheer; pleasant. adjective

Of good cheer; having good spirits; gay; lively: said of persons.

Cordially willing; genial in action; hearty; ungrudging.

Characterized by or expressive of good spirits; associated with agreeable feelings; lively; animated: as, cheerful songs.

Promoting or causing cheerfulness; gladdening; animating; genial: as, the cheerful sun; a cheerful fire.

Synonyms Lightsome, gleeful, blithe, airy, sprightly, jocund, jolly, buoyant. See cheery.

Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing. adjective

Noticeably happy and optimistic. adjective

Bright and pleasant adjective

Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic adjective

Being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits adjective

The word "Cheerful" in example sentences

Someone was about to laugh, but the captain snapped: This is what I call a cheerful state of affairs. The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

“He is not absolutely drunk,” said Hart, “but is what he terms cheerful; that is, ripe for a row, as we say; he will, therefore, attack his wife, unless hindered; so get them off as fast as you can.” Three Weeks in the Downs, or Conjugal Fidelity Rewarded: exemplified in the Narrative of Helen and Edmund

Houses in cheerful colors line a street in the Mexican river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. Houses in cheerful colors line a street in the Mexican river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. In 1998, the historical district of Tlacotalpan was declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO. © Roberta Sotonoff, 2009

But I must yield in cheerful obedience to the "powers that be"; and to warn you against the anxieties which my delay might cause in your mind, whe Letter from Young John Allen to Mollie Houston,March 5, 1857

First Impression: Reagan is described as a cheerful chatterbox or an articulate woman. 5-Star Baby Name Advisor

Hope you would have enjoyed your long break in cheerful way. Chunda

As soon as the rest of the company was assembled, he set meat and drink before them and, when they had well eaten and drunken and were merry and in cheerful case, he took up his discourse and recounted to them in these words the narrative of The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

First Impression: Reagan is described as a cheerful chatterbox or an articulate woman. 5-Star Baby Name Advisor

And that very evening he joined with me in my retired duties; and, at all proper opportunities, favours me with his company in the same manner; listening attentively to all my lessons, as he calls my cheerful discourses on serious subjects. Pamela

The brothers cherish memories of the home where Bess resides in cheerful domesticityreading this very letter. Colonial Correspondence: The Letters of George Bogle from Bengal, Bhutan and Tibet, 1770-81

Low bunks that ran the the full length, upholstered in cheerful green, served as seats. The Roamer Cruise

We read that Madame Récamier's figure was fine, her mild eyes full of expression, and her arm and hand beautiful, her complexion fair, her expression cheerful and her conversation vivacious; of Chateaubriand, that he was a short man with Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 101, May, 1876

It is when alone that we obtain cheerful calmness and content, and prepare for the hour of action. The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

Mac apparently understood, and not only took the hint, but surpassed her in cheerful composure, for, merely saying "Good-bye, Cousin; write when you feel like it," he shook hands and walked out of the house as tranquilly as if only a day instead of three months were to pass before they met again. Rose in Bloom

His cheerful hopefulness, his sympathetic vitality, had drawn many others through darkness into light, and settled them in cheerful hope. Oldtown Folks

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