gladiolus, gladiola, glad, sword lily(adj)
any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
tragicomical, melancholic, melancholy, bittersweet, depressing, cheerless, heavyhearted, tragic, wistful, tragicomic, tragical, pensive, unthankful, mournful, thankless, uncheerful, sad, unwilling, ungrateful, doleful
showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
"glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion"
unwilling, depressing, unthankful, tragical, melancholy, tragicomical, pensive, melancholic, mournful, heavyhearted, tragic, ungrateful, cheerless, thankless, bittersweet, sad, doleful, uncheerful, tragicomic, wistful
eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
"glad to help"
tragicomic, cheerless, doleful, melancholic, depressing, heavyhearted, mournful, pensive, sad, tragic, ungrateful, melancholy, bittersweet, tragical, unthankful, thankless, unwilling, wistful, tragicomical, uncheerful
feeling happy appreciation
"glad of the fire's warmth"
bittersweet, doleful, mournful, wistful, melancholic, ungrateful, cheerless, uncheerful, sad, heavyhearted, depressing, tragic, melancholy, unthankful, tragical, thankless, tragicomic, pensive, unwilling, tragicomical
cheerful and bright
"a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
doleful, tragicomic, sad, cheerless, tragic, thankless, heavyhearted, bittersweet, melancholy, tragicomical, unthankful, ungrateful, pensive, mournful, unwilling, uncheerful, tragical, wistful, melancholic, depressing
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Happy primarily refers to something that comes "by good hap," a chance that brings prosperity, benefit, or success.
And grasps the skirts of happy chance.
TennysonIn Memoriam lxiii, st. 2.
In this sense happy is closely allied to fortunate and lucky. (See FORTUNATE.) Happy has, however, so far diverged from this original sense as to apply to advantages where chance is not recognized, or is even excluded by direct reference to the divine will, when it becomes almost equivalent to blessed.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth.
Job v, 17.
Happy is also applied to the ready dexterity or skill by which favorable results (usually in minor matters) are secured, when it becomes a synonym for dexterous, felicitous, and the associated words; as, he has a happy wit; happy at retort (compare CLEVER). In its most frequent present use, happy is applied to the state of one enjoying happiness, or to that by which happiness is expressed; as, a happy heart; a happy face; happy laughter; happy tears (compare synonyms for HAPPINESS). Cheerful applies to the possession or expression of a moderate and tranquil happiness. A cheery word spontaneously gives cheer to others; a cheering word is more distinctly planned to cheer and encourage. Gay applies to an effusive and superficial happiness (often not really worthy of that name) perhaps resulting largely from abundant animal spirits: we speak of gay revelers or a gay horse. A buoyant spirit is, as it were, borne up by joy and hope. A sunny disposition has a constant tranquil brightness that irradiates all who come within its influence.
Compare synonyms for GRIEF.
blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, cheery, delighted, delightful, dexterous, felicitous, fortunate, gay, happy, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, lucky, merry, mirthful, pleased, prosperous, rapturous, rejoiced, rejoicing, smiling, sprightly, successful, sunny
A happy event for him; happy at a reply; happy in his home, with his friends, among his children; happy at the discovery, over his success.
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How to use GLAD in a sentence?
I knew there was going to be a spark off the bench. ( On Sunday) Gordon Hayward was Gordon Hayward, this is Gordon Hayward city. Im glad Gordon Hayward had a chance to put on a performance like that in a closeout game.
Until we have a chance to actually read the thing, which, I mean, we haven't even talked to our own lawyers about it yet, I'm not going to comment beyond that, but will just say that I'm glad that the Legislature moved forward on this, i'm glad this is something that was part of what they considered to be important to get done before the end of the session, but I can't speak to the specifics of this until we have a chance to review it.
I am glad I did n’t enter( China) earlier, if I had entered earlier, I'd probably would have gone forward with physical stores, but because we've become so strong with our online presence, it makes more sense to enter with ecommerce presence.
I am so glad the story is getting out there because I have at least 30 messages of people getting checked out now! It has literally done exactly what I want it to and it can only help even more from here!
Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
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- alegreCatalan, Valencian
- fröhlich, frohGerman
- glaður, glaðFaroese
- content, heureuxFrench
- áthas, áthasachIrish
- lieto, soddisfatto, fieroItalian
- blij, verheugdDutch
- alegre, contente, grato, felizPortuguese
- vesel, bucurosRomanian
- nöjd, belåten, gladSwedish
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