gladsome

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glad·some

 (glăd′səm)
adj.
Causing or showing gladness or joy: a gladsome occasion; a gladsome smile.

glad′some·ly adv.
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gladsome

(ˈɡlædsəm)
adj
an archaic word for glad1
ˈgladsomely adv
ˈgladsomeness n
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glad•some

(ˈglæd səm)

adj.
1. giving or causing joy; delightful.
2. glad.
[1325–75]
glad′some•ly, adv.
glad′some•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gladsome - experiencing or expressing gladness or joy; "a gladsome smile"; "a gladsome occasion"
glad - 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"
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gladsome

adjective
Marked by festal celebration:
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gladsome

adj (old)freudenreich (liter)
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