cheerfulness


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cheer·ful

 (chîr′fəl)
adj.
1. Being in or characterized by good spirits; merry. See Synonyms at glad1.
2. Promoting a feeling of cheer; pleasant: a cozy, cheerful room.

cheer′ful·ly adv.
cheer′ful·ness n.

Cheerfulness

 

See Also: BRIGHTNESS, GAIETY, HAPPINESS, SMILES

  1. All smiles … as if ready for a thousand little curtseys —Andre Malraux
  2. (She was) as bubbly as a magnum of champagne —Harry Prince
  3. [A movie] as heart-warming as an approaching headache —Vincent Canby, New York Times, March 21, 1986
  4. [A young girl] blithe and airy as a wind-swept leaf —Sylvia Berkman
  5. Blithe as a boy —Pamela Hansford Johnson
  6. [A sunlit room] bright and bouncing as a newly bathed baby —John Braine
  7. Bright as a chirping bird —Stephen Longstreet
  8. Buoyant as a bride —Thomas McGuane
  9. Cheerful as a grove in spring —William Wordsworth
  10. Cheerful as the rising sun in May —William Wordsworth
  11. (Smile … as) cheerful as the winter solstice —William Mcllvanney
  12. A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather —Benjamin Franklin
  13. Cheerfulness is like money well expended in charity; the more we dispense of it, the greater our possessions —Victor Hugo
  14. Cheerfulness opens, like spring, all the blossoms of the inward man —Jean Paul Richter
  15. Encouraging as a round of applause —Anon
  16. (I am) gay as morning, light as snow —Dorothy Parker
  17. Optimistic as a sweepstake ticket buyer —Anon
  18. Optimistic as a company spokesperson —Anon
  19. Positive as good news —G. K. Chesterton
  20. Positive as the forecast in a Chinese fortune cookie —Elyse Sommer
  21. Radiant like a work of art, full of strange rays —Iris Murdoch
  22. (She’s always happy. She) shies away from misery like a petrified horse —Carolyn Slaughter
  23. Sunny and open as a May morning —Willa Cather
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cheerfulness - the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; "flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
attribute - an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
good-humoredness, good-humouredness, good-naturedness, good-temperedness - a cheerful willingness to be obliging
uncheerfulness - not conducive to cheer or good spirits
2.cheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spiritscheerfulness - a feeling of spontaneous good spirits; "his cheerfulness made everyone feel better"
happiness - emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
buoyancy, perkiness - cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
carefreeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, lightsomeness - the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
cheerlessness, uncheerfulness - a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness

cheerfulness

noun happiness, good humour, exuberance, high spirits, buoyancy, gaiety, good cheer, gladness, geniality, light-heartedness, jauntiness, joyousness He was particularly remembered for his unfailing cheerfulness.

cheerfulness

noun
A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits:
Translations
ابْتِهاج، فَرَح، انْشِراح الصَّدْر
radostštěstíveselá mysl/náladaveselost
glædegodt humør
glaîlyndi
neşeli olmaneşelilik

cheerfulness

[ˈtʃɪəfʊlnɪs] N [of person, smile] → alegría f, jovialidad f; [of place] → alegría f, animación f

cheerfulness

[ˈtʃɪərfʊlnɪs] ngaieté f, bonne humeur f

cheerfulness

nFröhlichkeit f; (of person also)gute Laune, Vergnügtheit f, → Frohsinn m (geh); (of place, colour etc)Heiterkeit f; (of prospect, news)Erfreulichkeit f; (of tune)fröhlicher Charakter

cheerfulness

[ˈtʃɪəfʊlnɪs] nallegria

cheer

(tʃiə) noun
1. a shout of approval, encouragement or welcome. Three cheers for the Queen!
2. mood. Be of good cheer.
verb
to give a shout of approval etc (to). The crowd cheered the new champion.
ˈcheerful adjective
full of, or causing, happiness. a cheerful smile; cheerful news.
ˈcheerfully adverb
ˈcheerfulness noun
ˈcheerless adjective
gloomy. a cheerless room.
cheers! interjection
1. used as a toast when drinking.
2. cheerio!.
3. thanks!.
ˈcheery adjective
lively and happy.
ˈcheerily adverb
ˈcheeriness noun
cheer up
to make or become (more cheerful). He cheered up when he saw her; The flowers will cheer her up.
References in classic literature ?
She brought so much love, energy, and cheerfulness to the work that she could not but succeed, in spite of some obstacles.
His cheerfulness was unbounded, and it was matched by his goodness of heart, his broad charity, and common sense.
It really seemed as if the battered visage of the House of the Seven Gables, black and heavy-browed as it still certainly looked, must have shown a kind of cheerfulness glimmering through its dusky windows as Phoebe passed to and fro in the interior.
It is no indication, however, of a lack of cheerfulness in the writer's mind: for he was happier while straying through the gloom of these sunless fantasies than at any time since he had quitted the Old Manse.
But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colorless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
It was his opinion that spirits and beer made a man colder afterward, and that dry clothes, good food, cheerfulness, and a comfortable wife at home, were the best things to keep a cabman warm.
Haley had got in the habit of commencing his relations with his stock with little exhortations of this nature, calculated, as he deemed, to inspire cheerfulness and confidence, and prevent the necessity of any unpleasant scenes.
Hope springs up, and cheerfulness along with it, and then he is in good shape to do something for himself, if anything can be done.
She has her mother's charm and grace and good heart and sense of justice, and she has her father's vivacity and cheerfulness and pluck and spirit of enterprise, with the affectionate disposition and sincerity of both parents.
The men pitched the tents with some little show of cheerfulness, and we were snugly under cover when the night shut down.
However, there was no other way; so with such show of cheerfulness as they could muster they called for the pipe and took their whiff as it passed, in due form.
The simplicity and cheerfulness of her nature, her contented and grateful spirit, were a recommendation to every body, and a mine of felicity to herself.