Cheer"ful (?), a.

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

To entertain a cheerful disposition. Shak.

The cheerful birds of sundry kind Do chant sweet music. Spenser.

A cheerful confidence in the mercy of God. Macaulay.

This general applause and cheerful shout. Shak.

Syn. -- Lively; animated; gay; joyful; lightsome; gleeful; blithe; airy; sprightly; jocund; jolly; joyous; vivacious; buoyant; sunny; happy; hopeful.

 

© Webster 1913.

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