Examples of gleeful in a Sentence
the gleeful atmosphere that envelops the host city of the Super Bowl
Recent Examples of gleeful from the Web
The first actor to bring the Joker to screen was Cesar Romero, whose portrayal in the 1960s in both Batman the TV series and Batman the movie revels in gleeful camp.
Far worse than its absurdity or its falsity is its gleeful bloodthirstiness:
Owen allowed more individual statements, letting the dancers fully command the stage with gleeful abandon.
And there was a certain spirit of self-aware unseriousness to that film that defused criticism of its gleeful one-dimensionality.
When the guilty verdict was announced last week, gleeful protesters waved their Pixuleco balloons, which wasn’t surprising.
Dabo Swinney, Jimbo Fisher and the rest of the ACC football voices singing their own praises at the obvious and gleeful expense of the SEC are doing it from a position of unprecedented strength.
And that’s just in the opening scene — a splashy tableau of gleeful street grifting that’s staged with plenty of midcentury-Manhattan grit and wit in the Old Globe’s crackling new revival of the musical favorite.
Naturally, gleeful replies from her fans began to roll in almost immediately.
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First Known Use of gleeful
Synonymsblithesome, festive, gay, merry, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, mirthful, sunny
Related Wordsamused, beaming, chuckling, giggling, smiling; bright, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chipper, lighthearted, lightsome, upbeat; animated, bouncing, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, vivacious, zippy; blessed (also blest), blissful, delighted, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, gladsome, happy, high, joyful, joyous, jubilant, overjoyed, radiant, rapturous, ravished, thrilled, tickled; amusing, facetious, flippant, frolicsome, funny, hilarious, jesting, joking, joshing, playful, sportive, witty; cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, unconcerned; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; antic, comic, comical, farcical, humorous, riotous, sidesplitting, uproarious
Near Antonymsabject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, glum, heartbroken, heartsick, heavyhearted, low-spirited, melancholy, sad, saddened, sorrowful, unhappy; crying, groaning, moaning, sobbing, wailing, weeping; discontented, disgruntled, moody; doleful, dolorous, joyless, lachrymose, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sorry, woeful; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen; miserable, woebegone, wretched; dull, lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid
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