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cheerful

adjective uk   /ˈtʃɪə.fəl/  us   /ˈtʃɪr-/
B1 happy and positive: He's usually fairly cheerful. You're in a cheerful mood this morning. She manages to stay cheerful (= happy and positive) despite everything.B2 used to describe a place or thing that is bright and pleasant and makes you feel positive and happy: The doctor's waiting room was bright and cheerful with yellow walls and curtains. Turn that dreadful wailing music off and put on something cheerful.
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cheerfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
B2 She walked down the road, whistling cheerfully.UK humorous By the end of the evening I could cheerfully have (= I would like to have) punched him.
cheerfulness
noun [U] uk   /ˈtʃɪə.fəl.nəs/  us   /ˈtʃɪr-/
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