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Definition 1: being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cheerful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her cheerful nature
  • a cheerful greeting
  • a cheerful room
  • as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be

(cheerful is similar to ...) cheerful and bright

"a beaming smile" "a glad May morning"

(cheerful is similar to ...) smiling with happiness or optimism

"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!" "a room of smiling faces" "a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

(cheerful is similar to ...) carefree and happy and lighthearted

"was loved for her blithe spirit" "a merry blithesome nature" "her lighthearted nature" "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"

(cheerful is similar to ...) characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness

"buoyant spirits" "his quick wit and chirpy humor" "looking bright and well and chirpy" "a perky little widow in her 70s"

(cheerful is similar to ...) bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

"a cheery hello" "a gay sunny room" "a sunny smile"

(cheerful is similar to ...) having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

"looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit" "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair" "walked with a jaunty step" "a jaunty optimist"

(means also ...) enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

"a happy smile" "spent many happy days on the beach" "a happy marriage"

(means also ...) showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy

"glad you are here" "glad that they succeeded" "gave a glad shout" "a glad smile" "heard the glad news" "a glad occasion"

(... are attributes of cheerful) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

"flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

Definition 2: pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cheerful in the sense of this definition

(cheerful is similar to ...) expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

"in an optimistic mood" "optimistic plans" "took an optimistic view"

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