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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



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