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cheerful

cheer·ful

cheerful

 
pronunciation:
chir fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: full of cheer or good spirits; happy.
 
synonyms:
chipper, happy, lighthearted
antonyms:
cheerless, dark, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, dispirited, doleful, down, gloomy, glum, heavy, heavy-hearted, joyless, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, moody, morose, mournful, sad, saturnine, serious, sulky, sullen, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
similar words:
blithe, buoyant, carefree, easygoing, elated, gay, gleeful, happy-go-lucky, high-spirited, jocund, jolly, joyful, jubilant, light, optimistic, sunny
definition 2: bright or pleasant; conducive to good cheer.
a cheerful fire on a rainy night
synonyms:
bright, cherry, merry, sunny
antonyms:
cheerless, disconsolate, dismal, doleful, dour, dreary, gloomy, grim, melancholy, morose, mournful, sepulchral, somber, tearful, woeful
similar words:
friendly, gay, hearty, hospitable, inviting, jolly, pleasant, rosy, warm
definition 3: willing; good-natured.
a cheerful donation
synonyms:
good-natured, willing
similar words:
agreeable, approachable, generous, good-humored, ready, unselfish
derivations: cheerfully (adv.), cheerfulness (n.)
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