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cheer

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cheer

  1. 1 a mood characterized by high spirits and amusement and often accompanied by laughter <a birthday celebration filled with affection and cheer> Synonyms mirth, cheerfulness, cheeriness, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocundity, joviality, merriment, merriness, mirthfulnessRelated Words frivolity, levity; jollification, jollity, reveling (or revelling), revelry; brightness, buoyancy, good-humoredness, good-naturedness, humor, sunniness; gamesomeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, playfulness, sportiveness; buffoonery, clownishness, flippancy, funning, jest, jesting, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, joking, joshing; animation, giddiness, jauntiness, liveliness, perkiness, vivacity; joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, rejoicing; frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), rollicking, rompingNear Antonyms blues, dejection, depression, despondence, forlornness, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness; bile, gloom, melancholy, sourness, spleen; earnestness, graveness, gravity, grimness, seriousness, soberness, sobersidedness, solemnity, solemnness; discontent, disgruntlement, moodiness; dolefulness, dolorousness, joylessness, mournfulness, plaintiveness, woe, woefulness; blackness, darkness, gloominess, glumness; desolateness, desolation; heartbreak, miserableness, misery, mourning, wretchedness

  2. 2 a feeling of ease from grief or trouble <the visiting general had some words of cheer for each of the hospital's recuperating soldiers> Synonyms comfort, consolation, relief, solaceRelated Words encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succorNear Antonyms cold comfort; anguish, distress, heartache, heartbreak, torment, torture

  3. 3 a state of mind dominated by a particular emotion <be of good cheer in this Christmas season> Synonyms mood, feather, humor, mode, spirit, temperRelated Words angle, attitude, mind-set, outlook, perspective, slant, standpoint, viewpoint; emotion, feeling, heart, passion, sentiment; strain; belief, conviction, judgment (or judgement), mind, opinion; expression, tone, vein; character, disposition, identity, individuality, makeup, mettle, personality, selfhood, self-identity, temper, temperament; responsiveness, sensibility, sensitiveness, sensitivity

  4. 4 enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval <all three movies in the series received cheers from fans of the novels> Synonyms acclamation, applause, cheering, ovation, plaudit(s), rave(s), réclameRelated Words clapping; bravo, hail, hallelujah, hurrah (also hooray or hoorah), hosanna, huzzah (or huzza); acclaim, accolade, citation, commendation, compliment, encomium, eulogy, homage, kudo, paean, panegyric, salutation, tribute; kudos, praiseNear Antonyms boo, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger, snort, whistle; gibe (or jibe), put-down, tauntAntonyms booing, hissing




cheer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cheer

  1. 1 to declare enthusiastic approval of <critics and fans alike have cheered the latest addition to the author's series of fantasy novels> Synonyms accredit, applaud, acclaim, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, toutRelated Words bravo, clap, rise (to); ballyhoo; approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), favor, recommend, root (for), support; celebrate, emblazon, eulogize, extol (also extoll), glorify, magnify, sing; adulate, belaud, flatter, overpraise; deify, idolizeNear Antonyms belittle, discommend, disparage, put down; blame, censure, reprehend, reprobate; admonish, chide, criticize, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; castigate, excoriate, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), skewer, slag [chiefly British], vilifyAntonyms knock, pan, slam

  2. 2 to ease the grief or distress of <let's hope that these flowers will cheer my ailing aunt at least a little> Synonyms assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, sootheRelated Words commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Near Antonyms demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pesterAntonyms distress, torment, torture, trouble




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