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 ?
To youth and natural cheerfulness like Emma's, though under temporary gloom at night, the return of day will hardly fail to bring return of spirits.
You see," said Father Brown, blinking modestly, "I'm not sure that the Armstrong cheerfulness is so very cheerful--for other people.
My surprize is the greater because on Wednesday, the very day of his coming to Parklands, we had a most unexpected and unwelcome visit from Lady Susan, looking all cheerfulness and good-humour, and seeming more as if she were to marry him when she got to London than as if parted from him for ever.
After the first fortnight or three weeks of her absence, health, good humour, and cheerfulness began to reappear at Longbourn.
There were not fewer smiles at the Parsonage than at the Park on this change in Edmund; Miss Crawford looked very lovely in hers, and entered with such an instantaneous renewal of cheerfulness into the whole affair as could have but one effect on him.
The effort he had made to part from her with seeming cheerfulness and hope--and they had parted only yesterday--left him the more depressed.
They have never entered into mine, but into yours, we thought--Haven't we all to struggle against life's daily greyness, against pettiness, against mechanical cheerfulness, against suspicion?
The father and mother were old and helpless now, and the number of those about them was diminished more than half; but content and cheerfulness sat on every face, and beamed in every eye, as they crowded round the fireside, and told and listened to old stories of earlier and bygone days.
But Mrs Musgrove, who got Anne near her on purpose to thank her most cordially, again and again, for all her attentions to them, concluded a short recapitulation of what she had suffered herself by observing, with a happy glance round the room, that after all she had gone through, nothing was so likely to do her good as a little quiet cheerfulness at home.
Morland allowed it to pass even without a hint; but when a third night's rest had neither restored her cheerfulness, improved her in useful activity, nor given her a greater inclination for needlework, she could no longer refrain from the gentle reproof of, "My dear Catherine, I am afraid you are growing quite a fine lady.
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.
It gave him goose-flesh to think of the season's aggressive cheerfulness, and in his desire to avoid the obvious he determined to travel on Christmas Eve.