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cheerful

cheer·ful

cheerful

 
pronunciation:
chir fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of cheer; happy.
She is always cheerful when I get home from school.
 
synonyms:
lighthearted
antonyms:
dark, dejected, down, gloomy, glum, heavy, melancholy, miserable, moody, sad, serious, unhappy, wretched
similar words:
buoyant, carefree, gay, happy-go-lucky, jolly, joyful, jubilant, light, optimistic, sunny
definition 2: bright or pleasant; bringing a feeling of good cheer.
I love a cheerful fire on a rainy night.
synonyms:
bright, cherry, merry, sunny
antonyms:
dismal, dreary, gloomy, grim, melancholy, somber
similar words:
friendly, gay, hearty, hospitable, jolly, pleasant, rosy, warm
derivations: cheerfully (adv.), cheerfulness (n.)
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