cheerful

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adjective cheer·ful \ ˈchir-fəl \

Definition of cheerful

1 a :full of good spirits :merry
  • a cheerful host
b :ungrudging
  • cheerful obedience
2 :conducive to cheer :likely to dispel gloom or worry
  • sunny cheerful room

cheerfully

play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb

cheerfulness

play \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of cheerful in a Sentence

  1. She has a cheerful outlook on life.

  2. He seems a little more cheerful today.

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Origin and Etymology of cheerful

see 1cheer


CHEERFUL Defined for English Language Learners

cheerful

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adjective

Definition of cheerful for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing happiness

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

  • : causing good feelings or happiness


CHEERFUL Defined for Kids

cheerful

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adjective cheer·ful \ ˈchir-fəl \

Definition of cheerful for Students

1 :feeling or showing happiness
2 :causing good feelings or happiness
  • cheerful news
3 :pleasantly bright
  • a sunny cheerful room

cheerfully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

cheerfulness

noun


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