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Definitions of cheerful

  1. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Full of, or causing, good spirits; as, a cheerful face. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Full of cheer or good spirits: joyful: lively. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Joyful; lively. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. In good spirits; joyous; lively; willing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Having good spirits; lively; animated; gladsome; joyful. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Lively; in good spirits; full of life. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for cheerful

  1. It was a cheerful view of a forlorn hope. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  2. It will be more cheerful for you. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
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