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cheerful


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cheerful  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cheerful 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {cheerless}] 
  2:  pleasantly  (even  unrealistically)  optimistic  [syn:  {pollyannaish}, 
  {upbeat}] 




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