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 cheerfully
He cheerfully accepted that his party made a hero of Ronald Reagan, but not him.David Frum on How George H.W. Bush Was a Man of Greatness in Modesty
October 8, 2013
“We share the hate,” Glaser says cheerfully, sipping her ubiquitous can of Diet Dr Pepper.‘Nikki & Sara Live’ Is Late-Night TV’s Best-Kept Secret
August 6, 2013
She cheerfully cooked up some Welsh cakes, from a recipe handed down by her grandmother, that the other hosts devoured.Ann Romney's Morning Moment
October 10, 2012
Romney should just cheerfully concede that he is "a little bit stiff, a little bit buttoned up."Why Mike Huckabee Vouched for Mitt’s Mormonism
August 30, 2012
Indeed, he cheerfully admits that science and technology have, in many ways, improved our lot.Our Crazy Quest for Immortality
May 14, 2011
And he had hoped so cheerfully all the time to do something.
"And copper's up two points to-day," said Percival, cheerfully.
"Do it good while you're doin' it," urged Uncle Peter, cheerfully.
The constituted authorities must be cheerfully and vigorously upheld.
"You must have crooked ways to catch crooks, believe me," he said cheerfully.Within the Law
- 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 cheerfully
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