Definition of Cheerful

1. Adjective. Being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits. "As cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"




2. Adjective. Pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.
Exact synonyms: Pollyannaish, Upbeat
Similar to: Optimistic
Derivative terms: Cheerfulness

Definition of Cheerful

1. a. Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing.

Definition of Cheerful

1. Adjective. Noticeably happy and optimistic. ¹

2. Adjective. Bright and pleasant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheerful

1. full of spirits [adj -FULLER, -FULLEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheerful

cheeped
cheeper
cheepers
cheeping
cheeps
cheer
cheer on
cheer up
cheere
cheered
cheerer
cheerer-upper
cheerers
cheerest
cheereth
cheerful (current term)
cheerfull
cheerfuller
cheerfullest
cheerfully
cheerfulness
cheerfulnesses
cheerie-bye
cheerier
cheeriest
cheerily
cheeriness
cheerinesses
cheering
cheeringly

Literary usage of Cheerful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"CALLIOPE; OR, THE cheerful. ... Sweet daughter of Society; Whilst lair Calliope pursues Flights worthy of the cheerful Muse. О life, thou great essential ..."

2. A sentimental journey through France and Italy by Laurence Sterne (1841)
"... with so cheerful a movement and so cheerful a look, that had I been laying out fifty louis d'ws with her, I should have said, " That woman is grateful. ..."

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