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- n. the state of being cheery
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being cheery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or state of being cheery; cheerfulness; gaiety and good humor: as, his cheeriness was constant.
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Another relic of Disney live action musical cheeriness from the ’60s.
The influence of the dear old scenes was something, and his cheeriness was a great deal more; the peaceful present was not harassed or disturbed, and the foreboding, on which she might not dwell, made it the more precious.
Summer makes me incredibly sad, I just hate the heat and the 'cheeriness' of it all.
She saw little of Dan in those days, and thought less; but when they met, she was, as usual, gentle and tolerant, patiently enduring his "cheeriness," and entering into no quarrel unless he forced one upon her.
They went to their places with that spirit of stolid cheeriness which is the wonder and admiration of every one who knows Tommy Atkins intimately.
Indeed, he had a kind of cheeriness which seems to belong to doctors, which did much to comfort me and steady me for what was to come.
A voice that pummeled with cheeriness elbowed me out of my thoughts.
The Priory staff was friendly and helpful but had the slightly forced cheeriness I had often noticed in people looking after the sick.
Which is exactly how I would have put it, happy as I was to discover these books, too, after so many years of unrelenting cheeriness and pointless plot-iness and overweening cutesiness and, as Phoebe suggests, way too much sugar.
Add this to his infectious cheeriness – he often chuckles even during a hard rally – and here is a personality squash is hardly ever likely to forget.