from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in good spirits; merry. See Synonyms at glad1.
- adj. Promoting a feeling of cheer; pleasant: a cozy, cheerful room.
- adj. Reflecting willingness or good humor: contributed her cheerful labor to the project.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Noticeably happy and optimistic.
- adj. Bright and pleasant
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of good cheer; having good spirits; gay; lively: said of persons.
- Cordially willing; genial in action; hearty; ungrudging.
- Characterized by or expressive of good spirits; associated with agreeable feelings; lively; animated: as, cheerful songs.
- Promoting or causing cheerfulness; gladdening; animating; genial: as, the cheerful sun; a cheerful fire.
- Synonyms Lightsome, gleeful, blithe, airy, sprightly, jocund, jolly, buoyant. See cheery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
- adj. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
Someone was about to laugh, but the captain snapped: This is what I call a cheerful state of affairs.
“He is not absolutely drunk,” said Hart, “but is what he terms cheerful; that is, ripe for a row, as we say; he will, therefore, attack his wife, unless hindered; so get them off as fast as you can.”
Houses in cheerful colors line a street in the Mexican river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz.
Houses in cheerful colors line a street in the Mexican river port town of Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. In 1998, the historical district of Tlacotalpan was declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO. © Roberta Sotonoff, 2009
But I must yield in cheerful obedience to the "powers that be"; and to warn you against the anxieties which my delay might cause in your mind, whe
Hope you would have enjoyed your long break in cheerful way.
As soon as the rest of the company was assembled, he set meat and drink before them and, when they had well eaten and drunken and were merry and in cheerful case, he took up his discourse and recounted to them in these words the narrative of
First Impression: Reagan is described as a cheerful chatterbox or an articulate woman.
And that very evening he joined with me in my retired duties; and, at all proper opportunities, favours me with his company in the same manner; listening attentively to all my lessons, as he calls my cheerful discourses on serious subjects.
The brothers cherish memories of the home where Bess resides in cheerful domesticityreading this very letter.
Low bunks that ran the the full length, upholstered in cheerful green, served as seats.