gladiolus, gladiola, glad, sword lily(adj)
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
tragicomical, melancholic, melancholy, bittersweet, depressing, cheerless, heavyhearted, tragic, wistful, tragicomic, tragical, pensive, unthankful, mournful, thankless, uncheerful, sad, unwilling, ungrateful, doleful
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"
unwilling, depressing, unthankful, tragical, melancholy, tragicomical, pensive, melancholic, mournful, heavyhearted, tragic, ungrateful, cheerless, thankless, bittersweet, sad, doleful, uncheerful, tragicomic, wistful
eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
"glad to help"
tragicomic, cheerless, doleful, melancholic, depressing, heavyhearted, mournful, pensive, sad, tragic, ungrateful, melancholy, bittersweet, tragical, unthankful, thankless, unwilling, wistful, tragicomical, uncheerful
feeling happy appreciation
"glad of the fire's warmth"
bittersweet, doleful, mournful, wistful, melancholic, ungrateful, cheerless, uncheerful, sad, heavyhearted, depressing, tragic, melancholy, unthankful, tragical, thankless, tragicomic, pensive, unwilling, tragicomical
cheerful and bright
"a beaming smile"; "a glad May morning"
doleful, tragicomic, sad, cheerless, tragic, thankless, heavyhearted, bittersweet, melancholy, tragicomical, unthankful, ungrateful, pensive, mournful, unwilling, uncheerful, tragical, wistful, melancholic, depressing
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
TennysonIn 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.
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
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.
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How to use glad in a sentence?
We are glad to have resolve this matter, we remain committed to quality and integrity in carrying out our work.
I ’m glad the federal government is not targeting and burdening an entire industry anymore, but there is no guarantee all banks are going to start doing business with firearms dealers.
I ’ll be glad to pass it tomorrow.
I wish I'd never gone, i suffered for years with (post-traumatic stress disorder), still suffer from what happened. I'm glad I wrote a book about it, but you know, if I could go back and relive my life, I never would have climbed Everest.
It pains me to this day that I wasn't there for that assault, because I was with Ryan Job. And I'm glad that I was by Ryan side. But I meant I wasn't there for Marc. When he was shot and killed. The next time I saw him was in the morgue, giving his giving a final kiss to his forehead.
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- alegreCatalan, Valencian
- fröhlich, frohGerman
- glaður, glaðFaroese
- content, heureuxFrench
- áthas, áthasachIrish
- lieto, soddisfatto, fieroItalian
- blij, verheugdDutch
- alegre, contente, grato, felizPortuguese
- vesel, bucurosRomanian
- nöjd, belåten, gladSwedish
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