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glad

glad

 
 
pronunciation:
glaed
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: gladder, gladdest
definition 1: happy; delighted; pleased or relieved.
It was a little cold, and Mona was glad she brought a sweater.I had fun at my aunt's house, but I am glad to be home now.
synonyms:
delighted, gratified, happy, pleased
antonyms:
sad, sick, sorry
similar words:
cheerful, contented, joyful, thrilled, tickled
definition 2: very willing.
We'll be glad to help.
synonyms:
ready, willing
antonyms:
reluctant
similar words:
disposed, eager, game, happy, inclined, pleased
derivations: gladly (adv.), gladness (n.)
Word History
Glad comes from an Old English word that means "shining" or "bright."
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