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gleeful

adjective
     
glee‧ful
very excited and satisfied:
a gleeful laugh
gleefully adverb
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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