mirthfulness


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mirth·ful

 (mûrth′fəl)
adj.
1. Full of gladness and merriment.
2. Characterized by or expressing gladness and merriment: a warm, tender, and mirthful movie.

mirth′ful·ly adv.
mirth′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.mirthfulness - great merrimentmirthfulness - great merriment      
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling

mirthfulness

noun
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So we went upon deck again in high spirits; and there, everything was in such a state of bustle and active preparation, that the blood quickened its pace, and whirled through one's veins on that clear frosty morning with involuntary mirthfulness.
The thoughts, too, that run around the ring of familiar guests have a piquancy and mirthfulness, and oftentimes a vivid truth, which more rarely find their way into the elaborate intercourse of dinner.
In the dark eyes, and around the voluptuous mouth, there played a look made up of pride, coquetry, and a gleam of mirthfulness, which impressed Copley with the idea that the image was secretly enjoying the perplexing admiration of himself and other beholders.