Synonyms and Antonyms of glad

  1. 1 experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight the man was glad to see his old college buddies again, after so long an absence Synonyms blissful, chuffed [British], delighted, gratified, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, thankful, tickled Related Words beaming, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gay, gladsome, lighthearted, sunny, upbeat; gleeful, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, merry, mirthful, smiling; beatific, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, intoxicated, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); exuberant, exultant, jubilant, rapt, rejoicing, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine Near Antonyms 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, gray (also grey), grieved, heartbroken, heartsick, miserable, woebegone, wretched Antonyms displeased, dissatisfied, joyless, sad, unhappy, unpleased, unsatisfied

  2. 2 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 Synonyms amenable, disposed, fain, game, willing, inclined, minded, readyRelated Words predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms disinclined, unamenable, unwilling

  3. 3 serving to lift one's spirits doctors brought glad tidings to the reporters awaiting news of the queen's condition Synonyms bright, cheering, cheery, gay, cheerfulRelated Words gladdening, heartening, heartwarming; gleaming, radiant, sparklingNear Antonyms discouraging, disheartening; colorless, drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless; black, desolate, dispiritingAntonyms bleak, cheerless, dark, depressing, dismal, dreary, gloomy, gray (also grey)

  4. 4 feeling or expressing gratitude she was glad of the offer of a ride home Synonyms appreciative, appreciatory, grateful, obliged, thankfulRelated Words beholden, indebted; contented, delighted, gratified, pleased, satisfied, tickled; thankingNear Antonyms inhospitable, rude, thoughtless, ungraciousAntonyms inappreciative, thankless, unappreciative, ungrateful


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