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Synonyms for cheerful
ˈtʃɪər fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheerful(adj)

    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, upbeat(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. cheerful(adjective)

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

    Antonyms:
    sad, miserable, depressed

  2. cheerful(adjective)

    Noticeably happy and optimistic.

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

    Antonyms:
    depressed, miserable, sad

  3. cheerful(adjective)

    Bright and pleasant

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

    Antonyms:
    depressed, miserable, sad

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cheerful(a.)

    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 Words

  1. cheerful(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. The Talmud:

    Whosoever does not persecute them that persecute him; whosoever takes an offence in silence; he who does good because of love; he who is cheerful under his sufferings -- these are the friends of God, and of them the Scripture says: "They shall shine forth like the sun at noontide."

  3. Raoul Felder:

    Stephanie Nicolai was cheerful any time I saw Stephanie Nicolai -- polite, dignified, the boy was beautiful. Stephanie Nicolai whole life revolved around that child. Stephanie Nicolai would bring him to the office. He was just a lovely little child. He used to love Spider-Man and the girls would fawn over him in the office and color with him.

  4. Audrey Hepburn:

    It's sad if people think that's (homemaking) a dull existance, [but] you can't just buy an apartment and furnish it and walk away. It's the flowers you choose, the music you play, the smile you have waiting. I want it to be gay and cheerful, a haven in this troubled world. I don't want my husband and children to come home and find a rattled woman. Our era is already rattled enough, isn't it?

  5. Emeasoba George:

    A call to truly love all and to support or sponsor a good cause is just a walk-through i.e. it is an undemanding task or role. Yes! you heard me right. All it takes is just concession, mutual compassion, a large heart and a cheerful heart. -Emeasoba George


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