AskDefine | Define cheerful

Dictionary Definition

cheerful adj
1 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" [ant: cheerless]
2 pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic [syn: pollyannaish, upbeat]

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Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Noticeably happy and optimistic.
  2. Bright and pleasant
    • They enjoyed a cheerful room.

Translations

happy
bright

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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