HyperDic: cheerful

English > 2 senses of the word cheerful:
ADJECTIVEallcheerfulbeing full of or promoting cheer
allcheerful, pollyannaish, upbeatpleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
cheerful > pronunciation
Soundschih'rfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > cheerful: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFull of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits.
Examples
  • "her cheerful nature"
  • "a cheerful greeting"
  • "a cheerful room"
  • "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
Attribute ofcheerfulness, cheer, sunniness, sunshineThe quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
Narrowerbeaming, gladcheerful and bright
beamish, smiling, twinklysmiling with happiness or optimism
blithe, blithesome, lighthearted, lightsome, light-heartedcarefree and happy and lighthearted
buoyant, chirpy, perkyCharacterized by liveliness and lightheartedness
cheery, gay, sunnybright and pleasant
chipper, debonair, debonaire, jauntyHaving a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
See alsogladshowing or causing joy and pleasure
happyenjoying / enjoying / enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
Oppositedepressing, cheerless, uncheerfulCausing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Spanishalegre, animado, divertido, jovial
Catalanalegre, animat
Nounscheerfulnessthe quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
English > cheerful: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.
Synonymspollyannaish, upbeat
BroaderoptimisticExpecting the best in this best of all possible worlds
Spanishalegre, animado
Catalanalegre
Nounscheerfulness, blithenessa feeling of spontaneous good spirits

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