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gladness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gladness

  1. 1 a feeling or state of well-being and contentment <felt nothing but gladness at seeing her best friend beat her out for the award> Synonyms beatitude, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, felicity, happiness, joy, warm fuzziesRelated Words elatedness, elation, exhilaration, exultation, high, intoxication; ecstasy, euphoria, glory, heaven, nirvana, paradise, rapture, rapturousness, ravishment, seventh heaven, transport; delectation, delight, enjoyment, pleasure; cheer, cheerfulness, comfort, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), gladsomeness, glee, gleefulness, jocundity, jollity, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness, merriness, mirth; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfaction, triumphNear Antonyms agony, anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, sufferance, woe, woefulness; blues, cheerlessness, dejection, depression, desolateness, despondency, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, gloom, gloominess, melancholy, mournfulness, plaintiveness; Gehenna, hell, purgatoryAntonyms calamity, ill-being, misery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness

  2. 2 the feeling experienced when one's wishes are met <the children's gladness was evident as they opened their Christmas presents> Synonyms content, contentedness, contentment, delectation, delight, enjoyment, pleasure, gratification, happiness, relish, satisfactionRelated Words afterglow; bliss, felicity, glee, gleefulness, joy, pleasance; amusement, diversion, entertainment; elatedness, elation, exhilaration, exultation, intoxication; ecstasy, euphoria, heaven, rapture; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), jollity, joyfulness, jubilation; joie de vivre; comfort, ease, restfulnessNear Antonyms misery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness; anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, woe; dejection, depression, despondency, dispiritedness, gloom, melancholy; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, pique, vexation; anger, fury, rage; agitation, distress, disturbance, upset; discomfort, restlessness, uneasinessAntonyms discontent, discontentedness, discontentment, displeasure, dissatisfaction, unhappiness




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