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glad

 
 
pronunciation:
glaed
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gladder, gladdest
definition 1: happy or delighted, often with a sense of relief or fulfilled hope; pleased.
We were all so glad that she was able to come home from the hospital today.I'm so glad to see you! I really need your help!He was glad about his raise, but he had hoped it would be more.
synonyms:
delighted, gratified, happy, pleased
antonyms:
sad, sick, sorry
similar words:
cheerful, contented, elated, gleeful, joyful, thrilled, tickled
definition 2: forthcoming; willing.
Don't worry! 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.
The wedding was a glad event for both families.The day I met you was a glad day.
synonyms:
delightful, happy
similar words:
cheerful, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, merry, pleasing, wonderful
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derivations: gladly (adv.), gladness (n.)
Word History
Glad comes from an Old English word that means "shining" or "bright."
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