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Synonyms for cheerful
ˈtʃɪər fəlcheer·ful

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Wiktionary3.0 / 5 votes

  1. cheerfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    ebullient, optimistic, bright, happy, vivacious, bubbly, joyful

    Antonyms:
    miserable, depressed, sad

  2. cheerfuladjective

    Noticeably happy and optimistic.

    Synonyms:
    bright, happy, optimistic, vivacious, ebullient, bubbly, joyful

    Antonyms:
    depressed, sad, miserable

  3. cheerfuladjective

    Bright and pleasant

    Synonyms:
    bright, vivacious, happy, joyful, ebullient, bubbly, optimistic

    Antonyms:
    sad, miserable, depressed

English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. cheerful

    A person is comfortable in mind when contented and measurably satisfied. A little additional brightness makes him cheerful. He is comfortable in body when free from pain, quiet, at ease, at rest. He is comfortable in circumstances, or in comfortable circumstances, when things about him are generally agreeable and satisfactory, usually with the suggestion of sufficient means to secure that result.

    Synonyms:
    agreeable, at ease, at rest, cheery, comfortable, commodious, contented, convenient, genial, pleasant, satisfactory, satisfied, snug, well-off, well-provided, well-to-do

    Antonyms:
    cheerless, disagreeable, discontented, dissatisfied, distressed, dreary, forlorn, miserable, uncomfortable, wretched

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 3 votes

  1. cheerful

    Synonyms:
    lively, gay, bright, happy, bonny, merry, joyful, pleasant, buoyant, sunny, enlivening, in good spirits, sprightly, blithe, joyous

    Antonyms:
    lifeless, dull, gloomy, unhappy, dejected, depressed, sullen, joyless, melancholy, depressing, dispiriting

Princeton's WordNet4.2 / 6 votes

  1. cheerfuladjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    upbeat, pollyannaish

    Antonyms:
    dark, pessimistic, blue, sombre, grim, drab, dismal, gloomy, dreary, drear, depressing, somber, dingy, sorry, disconsolate, cheerless, uncheerful, melancholy

  2. cheerful, pollyannaish, upbeatadjective

    pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

    Synonyms:
    upbeat, pollyannaish

    Antonyms:
    dark, sombre, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, blue, sorry, drear, dismal, somber, cheerless, uncheerful, melancholy, pessimistic, grim, drab, gloomy, depressing

Editors Contribution4.0 / 2 votes

  1. happy

    i have multiple synonyms just in case some are already on here.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cheerfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    lively, sprightly, animated, joyful, joyous, blithe, mirthful, buoyant, gleeful, gay, cheery, airy, sunny, jocund, jolly, in good spirits, of good cheer, in high feather

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 2 votes

  1. cheerfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    cheery, buoyant, sunny, vivacious, optimistic, sanguine, elated, jubilant, lightsome, airy, exhilarating, exhilarated, jocund, chipper

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "cheerful":

    merry, gay, happy, playful, joyful

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How to use cheerful in a sentence?

  1. Martha Washington:

    I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

  2. Marion Howard:

    Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.

  3. Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia:

    It's difficult to write about anything cheerful, because there's all too little cheerfulness here. On the other hand, God doesn't abandon us. The sun shines, the birds sing, and this morning we heard the bells sounding matins.

  4. Claude T. Bissell:

    I prefer complexity to certainty, cheerful mysteries to sullen facts.

  5. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.


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