cheer·ful adjective \ˈchir-fəl\
: feeling or showing happiness
: feeling or showing that you are willing to do something without complaining
: causing good feelings or happiness
a : full of good spirits : merry <a cheerful host>
b : ungrudging <cheerful obedience>
Examples of CHEERFUL
- She has a cheerful outlook on life.
- He seems a little more cheerful today.
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Related to CHEERFUL
- blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, canty [British dialect], cheery, chipper, eupeptic, gay, gladsome, lightsome, sunny, upbeat, winsome
- dour, gloomy, glum, morose, saturnine, sulky, sullen
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