Origin of cheerful
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1. cheery, gay, blithe, happy, joyful, joyous, buoyant, sunny, jolly. 4. generous.
1. miserable. 4. grudging.
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Examples from the Web for cheerful
They also love Christmas, and are determined to make it cheerful and to give gifts.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
A cheerful convict was found dead by his devoted caretaker one morning.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
Eri Hayward is cheerful, even as she drops verbal bombs that demolish mainstream conceptions about being transgender.Thank God! To the Church, This Transgender Woman Is Just a Skank
October 22, 2014
And as with all cheerful, well-intentioned memes, the Challenge has provoked some good old-fashioned political trolling.Ice Bucket Challenge Leads to Political Trolling
August 21, 2014
Announcing it in that cheerful way, with her badge and her glasses and her youth.Who Has the Right to Write About War?
Emily Gray Tedrowe
July 12, 2014
"If you still love Paralus, I wonder you can be so quiet and cheerful," said Eudora.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
At the moment she saw him cheerful, and her love looked upon him as good.
He was determined to make the occasion, if he could, a cheerful one.
Chicago Red grinned with cheerful acceptance of the issue in such an encounter.Within the Law
From the kitchen came the dump of an iron, and cheerful singing.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- having a happy disposition; in good spirits
- pleasantly bright; gladdeninga cheerful room
- hearty; ungrudging; enthusiasticcheerful help
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Word Origin and History for cheerful
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