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Synonyms for glad
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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. glad

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. glump

    Submitted by anonymous on January 14, 2020  
  2. happy

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  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 Words

  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 database

  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. Marlena Stell:

    Im SO sorry Nikkie but am glad youre safe!!! Sending you so much love, omg Nikkie Im so so sorry!! Im glad youre safe.

  2. Bubba Watson:

    I’m glad that I was there, had the opportunity, you know, I would love to do it again next week, throw up on myself again. It would it be great. I want to the opportunity and the chance to win.

  3. Jonathan Bartolozzi:

    People are glad to see their streets cleaner.

  4. Sir Walter Besant:

    Tolerance is the eager and glad acceptance of the way along which others seek the truth.

  5. Chief Executive Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes:

    I hope not. I am glad to be part of BMW Group because we can learn from their vehicle development capacities and know-how, developing the next generation of fuel-efficient technologies is really expensive.


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    An antonym for "ignominious"
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