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cheerful

adjective
     
cheer‧ful
1 happy, or behaving in a way that shows you are happy:
She's feeling more cheerful today.
I'm making a real effort to be cheerful despite everything.
cheerful voice/smile/manner etc
'I'm Robyn,' she said with a cheerful smile.
It does me good to see a cheerful face.
2 something that is cheerful makes you feel happy because it is so bright or pleasant:
a bright, cheerful Italian restaurant
There was a cheerful picture on the wall.
The house has a cheerful atmosphere.
3 tending to be happy most of the time:
She was a cheerful and agreeable companion.
Before the accident he had been cheerful and confident.
4 [only before noun] a cheerful attitude shows that you are willing to do whatever is necessary in a happy way:
a cheerful approach to the job
cheerfully adverb:
He smiled cheerfully.
'Morning!' she called cheerfully.
cheerfulness noun [uncountable]

➔ cheap and cheerful

at cheap1 (1)
WORD FOCUS: happy WORD FOCUS: happy
cheerful behaving in a way that shows you are happy
in a good mood
happy at a particular time, and therefore friendly to other people
pleased
/glad happy because something good has happened
delighted
/thrilled/overjoyed/ecstatic very happy because something good has happened
contented
happy with your life
optimistic
/positive believing that good things will happen in the future
gleeful
/gloating smug happy because something bad has happened to someone else


See also
happy

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