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Synonyms for cheerful
ˈtʃɪər fəlcheer·ful

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Wiktionary

  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 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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. happy

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

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. cheerfuladjective

    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. Charles Dickens:

    'A merry Christmas, uncle God save you' cried a cheerful voice. 'Bah' said Scrooge. 'Humbug'

  2. Jean de La Fontaine:

    A cheerful mind is a vigorous mind.

  3. Mme. de Sartory:

    One of the most effectual ways of pleasing and of making one's self loved is to be cheerful joy softens more hearts than tears do.

  4. Edwin Percy Whipple:

    Cheerfulness in most cheerful people is the rich and satisfying result of strenuous discipline.

  5. Jean de La Fontaine:

    To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism -- this is the art of living.


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