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gladsome

[glad-suh m] /ˈglæd səm/
adjective
1.
giving or causing joy; delightful.
2.
glad1 .
Origin of gladsome
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see glad1, -some1
Related forms
gladsomely, adverb
gladsomeness, noun
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  • The spring, with its freshness and promise, was symbolical of the gladsome currents of her life that joyous April and May.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • It was a gladsome spectacle, and his eyes sparkled in beholding it.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • There the Spring was very charming, and the voice of the bird rare and gladsome.

  • But, as Wordsworth reminds us, these ever-youthful waters have their gladsome notes.

    The Balladists John Geddie
  • She was the promise of a future for me, as the morning star is of a gladsome day.

  • Filled with their gladsome minstrelsy the depths of leafy gloom.

  • When the gladsome breeder gets his wild-cat or coyote big enough to market, it is "heads I win, tails you lose."

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Nobody ever stopped him in the street to say, with gladsome looks, 'My dear Scrooge, how are you?

    A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  • Instead of dim twilight, or hazy doubts or forebodings, the sunshine of the Divine Presence makes all things bright and gladsome.

  • It was all so gladsome, so beautiful, so free, that Joan laughed and skipped for joy.

    Two Little Travellers Frances Browne Arthur
British Dictionary definitions for gladsome

gladsome

/ˈɡlædsəm/
adjective
1.
an archaic word for glad1
Derived Forms
gladsomely, adverb
gladsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gladsome
adj.

late 14c., gladsum; see glad + -some (1).

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