Definition of Gleefulness

1. Noun. Great merriment.

Exact synonyms: Glee, Hilarity, Mirth, Mirthfulness
Generic synonyms: Gaiety, Merriment
Derivative terms: Gleeful, Hilarious, Mirthful, Mirthful



Definition of Gleefulness

1. Noun. The state of being gleeful or joyous. ¹

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Definition of Gleefulness

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Literary usage of Gleefulness

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"A man whose inborn sweetness and gleefulness of soul carried him through vexations and miseries which would have crushed a spirit less hopeful, cheerful, ..."

2. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1863)
"His complexion was rubicund, his nose large, and his chin prominent. Among his friends he was quite social, enjoying himself with childlike gleefulness; ..."

3. Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman by Frances Elizabeth Willard (1889)
"Though you have not the exuberant gleefulness of the little girls whom you saw from the window that day with such a thoughtful face, I am thankful you have ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1882)
"The marquise regarded her exasperated relative with a charming gleefulness. " But it is only for twenty per cent., you know, uncle," she said ; "and you are ..."

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