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English definition of “cheerful”


adjective     /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.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something B2 describes 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.Causing pleasure cheerfully     /-i/ adverb B2 She walked down the road, whistling cheerfully.humorous By the end of the evening I could cheerfully have (= I would like to have) punched him.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in somethingCausing pleasure cheerfulness     /ˈtʃɪə.fəl.nəs/ US  /ˈtʃɪr-/ noun [U] Pleasure and happiness
(Definition of cheerful adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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