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Synonyms for glad
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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote

  1. gladverb

    Antonyms:
    heavy, peevish, downcast, cranky, sad, sorrowful, depressed

  2. gladadjective

    pleased, happy, satisfied

    Antonyms:
    peevish, sad, heavy, depressed, sorrowful, cranky, downcast

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes

  1. glad

    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.

    Tennyson In 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.

    Synonyms:
    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

    Preposition:
    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. glad

    Synonyms:
    happy, joyous, pleased, gratified, blithesome, gleeful, gladsome, delighted, cheerful, elated, joyful

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, sorrowful, disastrous, sorry, disappointed, dismal

Princeton's WordNet4.2 / 5 votes

  1. gladiolus, gladiola, glad, sword lilyadjective

    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

    Synonyms:
    corpus sternum, flag, gladiola, gladiolus, sword lily, fleur-de-lis, iris

    Antonyms:
    tragicomical, melancholic, melancholy, bittersweet, depressing, cheerless, heavyhearted, tragic, wistful, tragicomic, tragical, pensive, unthankful, mournful, thankless, uncheerful, sad, unwilling, ungrateful, doleful

  2. gladadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    happy, beaming

    Antonyms:
    unwilling, depressing, unthankful, tragical, melancholy, tragicomical, pensive, melancholic, mournful, heavyhearted, tragic, ungrateful, cheerless, thankless, bittersweet, sad, doleful, uncheerful, tragicomic, wistful

  3. glad, happyadjective

    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    "glad to help"

    Synonyms:
    happy, felicitous, beaming, well-chosen

    Antonyms:
    tragicomic, cheerless, doleful, melancholic, depressing, heavyhearted, mournful, pensive, sad, tragic, ungrateful, melancholy, bittersweet, tragical, unthankful, thankless, unwilling, wistful, tragicomical, uncheerful

  4. gladadjective

    feeling happy appreciation

    "glad of the fire's warmth"

    Synonyms:
    happy, beaming

    Antonyms:
    bittersweet, doleful, mournful, wistful, melancholic, ungrateful, cheerless, uncheerful, sad, heavyhearted, depressing, tragic, melancholy, unthankful, tragical, thankless, tragicomic, pensive, unwilling, tragicomical

  5. beaming, gladadjective

    cheerful and bright

    "a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"

    Synonyms:
    radiant, effulgent, beamy, happy, refulgent, beaming

    Antonyms:
    doleful, tragicomic, sad, cheerless, tragic, thankless, heavyhearted, bittersweet, melancholy, tragicomical, unthankful, ungrateful, pensive, mournful, unwilling, uncheerful, tragical, wistful, melancholic, depressing

Editors Contribution4.0 / 2 votes

  1. glump

    Submitted by anonymous on January 14, 2020  
  2. happy

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. gladadjective

    Synonyms:
    pleased, delighted, gratified, rejoiced, happy, well contented

  2. gladadjective

    Synonyms:
    cheerful, joyous, joyful, gladsome

  3. gladadjective

    Synonyms:
    cheering, animating, gratifying, pleasing, exhilarating

  4. gladverb

    Synonyms:
    [Poetical.] delight, GLADDEN

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. gladadjective

    Synonyms:
    pleased, delighted, happy, joyous, joyful, gratified, rejoiced, merry, exhilarated, elated, cheery, animated, gladsome, jubilant, felicitous, refreshing, exhilarating

    Antonyms:
    sad, sorrowful, sad

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "glad":

    pleased, happy, delighted, satisfied, grateful, welcome, content

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How to use glad in a sentence?

  1. Jerry Powe:

    Glad to see him out. Glad to see him back, i’m so happy for him, me and the White Sox.

  2. Billie Eilish:

    I was really, really glad though, mainly, that I’m in this place in my life, because if that had happened three years ago, when I was in the midst of my horrible body relationship—or dancing a ton, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating.

  3. David Monahan:

    We're glad to see Google take this overdue step to give children and teens and their families more control over what images show up in search results, we hope Google will go farther to reverse its collection of sensitive data and give families the ability to erase the digital footprint that Google and its partners maintain on every young person in the US.

  4. Ariel Muzicant:

    It reminds me of the economy and the industry of the Third Reich, i am glad to help you with my tunnel boring machines.

  5. Ethan Lindenberger:

    I was doing it for my safety and the safety of others, my parents are very happy that I'm continuing to express that the importance of a vaccine is beyond just me and other people, and I'm glad to share that story.


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