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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 of cheer mirth, cheerfulness, cheeriness, festivity, gaiety (also gayety), gayness, glee, gleefulness, hilarity, jocundity, joviality, merriment, merriness, mirthfulnessWords Related to cheer 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 of cheer 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 of cheer comfort, consolation, relief, solaceWords Related to cheer encouragement, inspiration, uplift; assurance, reassurance; alleviation, assuagement, mitigation; contentment, gladness, happiness; commiseration, empathy, sympathy; aid, assistance, help, succorNear Antonyms of cheer 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 of cheer mood, feather, humor, mode, spirit, temperWords Related to cheer 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 of cheer acclamation, applause, cheering, ovation, plaudit(s), rave(s), réclameWords Related to cheer 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 of cheer boo, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, smirk, sneer, snicker, snigger, snort, whistle; gibe (or jibe), put-down, tauntAntonyms of cheer 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 of cheer accredit, applaud, acclaim, crack up, hail, laud, praise, salute, toutWords Related to cheer 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 of cheer 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 of cheer 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 of cheer assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, sootheWords Related to cheer commiserate, condole, empathize, sympathize; boost, buoy (up), elevate, lift, uplift; allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; calm, quiet, relax, tranquilize (also tranquillize)Near Antonyms of cheer demoralize, discourage, dishearten; fret, upset, worry; aggravate, intensify, worsen; annoy, irk, irritate; harass, pesterAntonyms of cheer distress, torment, torture, trouble



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