riant


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ri·ant

 (rī′ənt, rē′-, rē-äN′)
adj.
Cheerful; mirthful.

[French, present participle of rire, to laugh, from Old French, from Latin rīdēre.]

riant

(ˈraɪənt)
adj
rare laughing; smiling; cheerful
[C16: from French, from rire to laugh, from Latin rīdēre]
ˈriantly adv

ri•ant

(ˈraɪ ənt, ˈri-; Fr. ryɑ̃)

adj.
laughing; smiling; cheerful.
[1560–70; < French, present participle of rire to laugh « Latin rīdēre; see -ant]
ri′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.riant - showing or feeling mirth or pleasure or happiness; "laughing children"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
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Adroddir yn aml am riant yn ceryddu plentyn am daro ei frawd bach, dim ond i'w gael yn dweud ei fod yn chwarae "mam a dad".
Paul Riant, 50, embarked on a string of devious plots to fleece Rev Derek Sankey of PS80,000 life savings, equity in his house, loans and even cash borrowed from friends as he exploited the retired Manweb engineer's desire to help him rebuild his life.
Meneret A, Gaudebout C, Riant F, Vidailhet M, Depienne C, Roze E, et al.
Then we have the young men whom Meursault observes from his balcony the day after his mother's funeral as they hurry along, "en riant tres fort" (153), to the cinema, Meursault surmises, based on their demeanor.
En riant aussi, car l'animal est d'autant plus drole qu'il mime l'humain sans y parvenir completement, et cet echec reitere assure l'hilarite quotidienne.
APWYNTIADAU a bydwragedd; prynu'r pram cyntaf; addurno'r feithrinfa - rhai o'r cerrig milltir sy'n gyfarwydd i bob rhiant a darpar riant.
Taipei based real estate private equity investment company Riant Capital Ltd.
Voila une fille espiegle, riant de tout et de rien et surtout dynamique et sans complexe.
Labat JJ, Riant T, Robert R, Amarenco G, Lefaucheur JP, Rigaud J.
Et lorsqu'on lui rappelle le principe sacro-saint de la charge qui incombe au demandeur et que tout accuse est presume innocent jusqu'a ce que le demandeur puisse apporter la preuve du contraire, le ministre El Euchi oublie qu'il avait ete magistrat dans une autre vie et donne, en riant jaune, cette reponse effarante: [beaucoup moins que] Oui, on va inverser les choses [beaucoup plus grand que].