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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"