Synonyms and Antonyms of glad
experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight
- The man was glad to see his old college buddies again, after so long an absence.
blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gay, gladsome, lighthearted, sunny, upbeat
gleeful, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful, smiling
beatific, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical)
exuberant, exultant, jubilant, rapt, rejoicing, thrilled
hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine
abject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, melancholy
doleful, dolorous, lachrymose, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, sorry, woeful
black, dark, desolate, dispirited, gloomy, glum, grieved, heartbroken, heartsick, miserable, woebegone, wretched
having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action)
- I am glad to do the work if it will help the cause.
accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive
prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift
desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited
serving to lift one's spirits
- Doctors brought glad tidings to the reporters awaiting news of the queen's condition.
feeling or expressing gratitude
- She was glad of the offer of a ride home.