gladsome

[glad-suh m]
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Origin of gladsome

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at glad1, -some1
Related formsglad·some·ly, adverbglad·some·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gladsome

gladsome

adjective
  1. an archaic word for glad 1
Derived Formsgladsomely, adverbgladsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for gladsome
adj.

late 14c., gladsum; see glad + -some (1).

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