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glad

glad

 
pronunciation:
glaed
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gladder, gladdest
definition 1: happy or delighted; pleased.
I'm glad to see you.
synonyms:
delighted, gratified, happy, pleased
antonyms:
sad, sick, sorry
similar words:
cheerful, contented, elated, gleeful, joyful, thrilled, tickled
definition 2: forthcoming; willing.
I'm glad to help.
synonyms:
ready, willing
antonyms:
reluctant
similar words:
desirous, disposed, eager, forthcoming, game, happy, inclined, pleased
definition 3: causing or being the occasion for happiness.
a glad eventa glad day
synonyms:
delightful, happy
similar words:
cheerful, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, merry, pleasing, wonderful
derivations: gladly (adv.), gladness (n.)
Word History
Glad comes from an Old English word that means "shining" or "bright."
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