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ˈtʃɪər fəlcheer·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheerfuladjective

    being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

    "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

  2. cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeatadjective

    pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

Wiktionary

  1. cheerfuladjective

    Noticeably happy and optimistic.

  2. cheerfuladjective

    Bright and pleasant

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cheerfuladjective

    Etymology: from cheer and full.

    The cheerful birds of sundry kind
    Do chaunt sweet music to delight his mind. Fairy Q. b. ii.

    A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. Prov. xv. 13.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheerfuladjective

    having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheerful' in Adjectives Frequency: #945

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheerful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheerful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cheerful in a Sentence

  1. Zhao Weiwei:

    I blame myself for it. I did not protect her, she was a cheerful woman who worked so hard in this city.

  2. Samuel Pepys:

    I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition.

  3. The Talmud:

    Whosoever does not persecute them that persecute him; whosoever takes an offence in silence; he who does good because of love; he who is cheerful under his sufferings -- these are the friends of God, and of them the Scripture says: "They shall shine forth like the sun at noontide."

  4. Mayra Izquierdo:

    It was full of balloons, everything was decorated, there was cake and tacos, the house was cheerful, just like when Javier Amir Rodriguez was alive.

  5. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.

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