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Definitions for cheerful
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.

Wikipedia

  1. cheerful

    Happiness, in the context of mental or emotional states, is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Other forms include life satisfaction, well-being, subjective well-being, flourishing and eudaimonia.Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

ChatGPT

  1. cheerful

    Cheerful generally refers to a state or display of happiness, positivity, optimism and joy. It is characterized by visible pleasantness, liveliness, and a generally good disposition. A cheerful person is usually in a good mood, tends to smile and laugh a lot, and exudes a sense of positive energy.

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. 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.

  2. Kevin Hassett:

    We went over lots of things and had a very cheerful, friendly and then somewhat sad conversation because we were both sad about it.

  3. Claude T. Bissell:

    I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.

  4. Carsten Brzeski:

    The fact remains that the German economy has been in de facto stagnation for more than a year, this is clearly nothing to become too cheerful about.

  5. William Makepeace Thackeray:

    A cheerful look brings joy to the heart.

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