cheerful

[cheer-fuhl]
adjective
1.
full of cheer; in good spirits: a cheerful person.
2.
promoting or inducing cheer; pleasant; bright: cheerful surroundings.
3.
characterized by or expressive of good spirits or cheerfulness: cheerful songs.
4.
hearty or ungrudging: cheerful giving.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English cherfull. See cheer, -ful

cheerfully, adverb
cheerfulness, noun
quasi-cheerful, adjective
quasi-cheerfully, adverb
uncheerful, adjective
uncheerfully, adverb
uncheerfulness, noun


1. cheery, gay, blithe, happy, joyful, joyous, buoyant, sunny, jolly. 4. generous.


1. miserable. 4. grudging.
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cheerful (ˈtʃɪəfʊl)
 
adj
1.  having a happy disposition; in good spirits
2.  pleasantly bright; gladdening: a cheerful room
3.  hearty; ungrudging; enthusiastic: cheerful help
 
'cheerfully
 
adv
 
'cheerfulness
 
n

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cheerful
c.1400, "full of cheer," from cheer (q.v.) + -ful. Meaning "elevating the spirits" is from mid-15c. Related: Cheerfully; cheerfulness.
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Example sentences
Next it is a lively and cheerful presage of our happy success and victory.
It is a much more dynamic, tougher but more cheerful place.
Its loud, cheerful song make the western meadowlark one of the best known of
  western birds.
Start the morning with a cheerful reminder that sea levels are rising.
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