gladsome

[ glad-suhm ]
/ ˈglæd səm /

adjective

giving or causing joy; delightful.

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Origin of gladsome

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at glad1, -some1

OTHER WORDS FROM gladsome

glad·some·ly, adverbglad·some·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gladsome

gladsome
/ (ˈɡlædsəm) /

adjective

an archaic word for glad 1

Derived forms of gladsome

gladsomely, adverbgladsomeness, noun
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