Definition of Cheerfulness

1. Noun. The quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom. "Flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

Exact synonyms: Cheer, Sunniness, Sunshine
Generic synonyms: Attribute
Group relationships: Disposition, Temperament
Specialized synonyms: Good-humoredness, Good-humouredness, Good-naturedness, Good-temperedness
Attributes: Cheerful, Cheerless, Depressing, Uncheerful
Derivative terms: Cheer, Cheer, Cheery, Cheerful, Sunny
Antonyms: Uncheerfulness



2. Noun. A feeling of spontaneous good spirits. "His cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
Exact synonyms: Blitheness
Generic synonyms: Happiness
Specialized synonyms: Buoyancy, Perkiness, Carefreeness, Insouciance, Lightheartedness, Lightsomeness
Derivative terms: Cheerful, Cheerful
Antonyms: Cheerlessness

Definition of Cheerfulness

1. n. Good spirits; a state of moderate joy or gayety; alacrity.

Definition of Cheerfulness

1. Noun. The state of being cheerful; joy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cheerfulness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheerfulness

cheer
cheer on
cheer up
cheere
cheered
cheerer
cheerer-upper
cheerers
cheerest
cheereth
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cheerfull
cheerfuller
cheerfullest
cheerfully
cheerfulness (current term)
cheerfulnesses
cheerie-bye
cheerier
cheeriest
cheerily
cheeriness
cheerinesses
cheering
cheeringly
cheerio
cheerios
cheerishness
cheerlead
cheerleaded

Literary usage of Cheerfulness

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

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1873)
"cheerfulness is a most necessary element in the personality of the ... cheerfulness is the state of being animated, which shows itself in the face, ..."

2. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the by William Scott (1820)
"cheerfulness is in the first place the best pro- \_J moter of health. Repinings, and secret murmurs of the heart, give imperceptible strokes to (hose ..."

3. The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts by William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane (1916)
"Mirth is short and transient, cheerfulness fixed and permanent. ... On the contrary, cheerfulness, though it does not give the mind such an exquisite ..."

4. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the by William Scott (1820)
"Advantages of, and Motives to cheerfulness. SPECTATOR. cheerfulness is in the first place the best promoter of health. Repinings, and secret murmurs of the ..."

5. The Young Husband: Or, Duties of Man in the Marriage Relation by William Andrus Alcott (1846)
"Cultivation of cheerfulness. French notions of cheerfulness. Three advantages of cheerfulness. Difficulties to be surmounted. Female grumblers. ..."

6. Lectures on the Philosophy of the Human Mind. by Thomas Brown (1826)
"cheerfulness, which, at every moment, may be considered only as a modification of ... To suspend the mental cheerfulness, for any length of time, is, then, ..."

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