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gleeful

[glee-fuh l] /ˈgli fəl/
adjective
1.
full of exultant joy; merry; delighted.
Origin of gleeful
1580-1590
1580-90; glee1 + -ful
Related forms
gleefully, adverb
gleefulness, noun
ungleeful, adjective
ungleefully, adverb
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gleeful

/ˈɡliːfʊl/
adjective
1.
full of glee; merry
Derived Forms
gleefully, adverb
gleefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gleeful
adj.

1580s, from glee + -ful. Related: Gleefully. Alternative gleesome attested from c.1600.

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