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glee·ful

 (glē′fəl)
adj.
Full of jubilant delight; joyful.

glee′ful·ly adv.
glee′ful·ness n.

gleeful

(ˈɡliːfʊl)
adj
full of glee; merry
ˈgleefully adv
ˈgleefulness n

glee•ful

(ˈgli fəl)

adj.
full of glee; merry; exultant.
[1580–90]
glee′ful•ly, adv.
glee′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gleeful - full of high-spirited delight; "a joyful heart"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

gleeful

adjective delighted, happy, pleased, cheerful, merry, triumphant, gratified, exuberant, jubilant, joyous, joyful, elated, overjoyed, chirpy (informal), exultant, cock-a-hoop, mirthful He took a gleeful delight in proving them all wrong.

gleeful

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
Translations
مُبْتَهِج، مُغْتَبِط
rozdováděnýveselý
frydefuld
glaîvær

gleeful

[ˈgliːfəl] ADJ [smile, laugh] → jubiloso, alegre; (= malicious) → malicioso

gleeful

[ˈgliːfʊl] adjjubilant(e)
to take a gleeful delight in doing sth → prendre un malin plaisir à faire qch

gleeful

adjfröhlich, vergnügt; (maliciously) → hämisch, schadenfroh; they were all gleeful about his failuresie freuten sich alle diebisch über sein Versagen

gleeful

[ˈgliːfʊl] adj (smile, laugh) → gioioso/a, allegro/a; (malicious) → malizioso/a

glee

(gliː) noun
great delight. The children shouted with glee when they saw their presents.
ˈgleeful adjective
ˈgleefully adverb
References in classic literature ?
On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.
As he spoke his boyish face was wreathed in a gleeful smile, and his voice had an exultant ring.
Newman told her, with a gleeful laugh, that if she chose she might have a little maid on purpose to thread her needles; and he went away murmuring to himself again that the old woman WAS scared--she WAS scared!
I have heard no such laugh as hers save from merry children; the laughter of most of us ages, and wears out with the body, but hers remained gleeful to the last, as if it were born afresh every morning.
No sooner had they bought the chops than they scurried away like two gleeful children to cook them.
Weston, apparently puzzled at her gleeful countenance.
The Chinaman had not taken the time to sight the ancient weapon carefully, but a gleeful smile lit his wrinkled, yellow face as he saw the splash of the ball where it struck the water almost at the side of the prahu.
The curtain down, with a gleeful audience in front and with the dogs back in the room over the stage, Wilton Davis descended to look for Michael, who, instead of cowering in some corner, stood between the legs of the stage-hand, quivering yet from his mishandling and threatening to fight as hard as ever if attacked.
Before she could put him into the chair, he sprang out of her arms with a little gleeful cry, and alighted on his seat, like a bird alighting on its perch!
And how was I to guess that the story of how the Queen had thrown him down on his own boat, the moment I hove in sight, was already the gleeful gossip of the water-front?
Enthroned upon his monstrous steed, and solemnly proceeding up and down the wide, steep field, he looked the very incarnation of quiet, gleeful satisfaction and delight.
The wind seemed as though lying in wait for her; with gleeful whistle it tried to snatch her up and bear her off, but she clung to the cold door post, and holding her skirt got down onto the platform and under the shelter of the carriages.