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English adjective: cheerful

1. cheerful being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits


SamplesHer cheerful nature.
A cheerful greeting.
A cheerful room.
As cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be.


Similarbeaming, beamish, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheery, chipper, chirpy, debonair, debonaire, gay, glad, jaunty, light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome, perky, smiling, sunny, twinkly


See alsoglad, happy


Attributecheer, cheerfulness, sunniness, sunshine


Antonymscheerless, depressing, uncheerful

2. cheerful pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic


Synonymspollyannaish, upbeat


Similaroptimistic


Antonymspessimistic









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