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Definition of "cheerful" []

  • Being in good spirits; merry. See Synonyms at glad1. (adjective)
  • Promoting a feeling of cheer; pleasant: a cozy, cheerful room. (adjective)
  • Reflecting willingness or good humor: contributed her cheerful labor to the project. (adjective)
  • Having a happy disposition; in good spirits (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Pleasantly bright; gladdening (adjective)
  • Hearty; ungrudging; enthusiastic (adjective)

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Use "cheerful" in a sentence
  • "Someone was about to laugh, but the captain snapped: This is what I call a cheerful state of affairs."
  • "“He is not absolutely drunk,” said Hart, “but is what he terms cheerful; that is, ripe for a row, as we say; he will, therefore, attack his wife, unless hindered; so get them off as fast as you can.”"
  • "Houses in cheerful colors line a street in the Mexican river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz."