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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:
    sad, miserable, depressed

  2. cheerfuladjective

    Noticeably happy and optimistic.

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

    Antonyms:
    depressed, miserable, sad

  3. cheerfuladjective

    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

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. Joyce:

    Those who have easy, cheerful attitudes tend to be happier than those with less pleasant temperaments, regardless of money, making it, or success.

  2. James Henry Leigh Hunt:

    The person who can be only serious or only cheerful, is but half a man.

  3. Herodotus:

    Those who are skilled in archery bend their bow only when they are prepared to use it; when they do not require it they allow it to remain unbent, for otherwise it would be unserviceable when the time for using it arrived. So it is with man. If he were to devote himself unceasingly to a dull round of business, without breaking the monotony by cheerful amusements, he would fall imperceptibly into idiotcy, or be struck with paralysis.

  4. Loretta Lynch:

    We were afraid that she would not remain cheerful throughout the long wait, but she did, and we're proud of that.

  5. Brad McMillan:

    I think there's a recognition that maybe the world isn't ending after all. It makes sense to have a more cheerful outlook.

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