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.
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.
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
He smiled cheerfully.
'Morning!' she called cheerfully.
—cheerfulness noun [uncountable]
➔ cheap and cheerfulat cheap1 (1)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