adjective \ˈchir-fəl\

: feeling or showing happiness

: feeling or showing that you are willing to do something without complaining

: causing good feelings or happiness

Full Definition of CHEERFUL

a :  full of good spirits :  merry <a cheerful host>
b :  ungrudging <cheerful obedience>
:  conducive to cheer :  likely to dispel gloom or worry <sunny cheerful room>
cheer·ful·ly \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
cheer·ful·ness \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of CHEERFUL

  1. She has a cheerful outlook on life.
  2. He seems a little more cheerful today.

First Known Use of CHEERFUL

15th century

Rhymes with CHEERFUL


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