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glad

adjective uk   /ɡlæd/ (gladder, gladdest) us  
A2 pleased and happy: We were glad about her success. I'm glad (that) you came. I'm glad to know the parcel arrived safely. I'd be (only too) glad to help you. We'd be glad of the chance to meet her.
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  • I'm really glad she got the job.
  • I'll be glad to get these exams over with.
  • I'm so glad I don't have to give that speech.
  • I'm so glad to see you!
  • I'll be so glad when this project is finished.
gladness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of glad from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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