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 cheerfulness
She was known for her positivity, cheerfulness, and sweet demeanor.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan
May 26, 2014
Unsavoury as it is below, there is cheerfulness, and comfort, and hard, honest work above.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
Women,” Gore says, “have been socialized really differently with happiness and cheerfulness and our place in the world.
Women," Gore says, "have been socialized really differently with happiness and cheerfulness and our place in the world.
Oppose Sotomayor, if you will, on her legal opinions, not on her credentials or cheerfulness.Is Sotomayor Getting Palin-ed?
May 28, 2009
Percival was being forced to cheerfulness in spite of himself.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
"Let us hope so," said the captain, recovering his cheerfulness.Brave and Bold
Till then we must submit with what fortitude and cheerfulness we may.
But she had not so much share in her own cheerfulness as her poor aunts had in their misery.Weighed and Wanting
But a touch of cheerfulness appeared in his tones as he proceeded.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 cheerfulness
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