from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Cheerful; amiable.

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  • adj. happy, cheerful, amiable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a cheerful spirit and demeanor; cheerful; good-tempered. See good-natured.
  • adj. Disposed to please.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by good humor; of a cheerful, tranquil, or unruffled disposition or temper; actuated by good or friendly feeling.
  • Uttered or done in a pleasant, kindly way, without malice or ill nature: as, a good-humored remark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disposed to please


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