[ US /ˈtʃɪɹfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /t‍ʃˈi‍əfə‍l/ ]
  1. being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
    as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be
    a cheerful room
    her cheerful nature
    a cheerful greeting
  2. pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
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How To Use cheerful In A Sentence

  • They were energetic, bright eyed, and cheerful.
  • She gave me a cheerful grin and rattled off her past employers, accompanied by a brief biodata, both seemingly satisfying.
  • Cheerful competition between strongmen is harmless enough in times of peace. Times, Sunday Times
  • A year later, in ‘L' Allegro ’, the delphic element had disappeared, and Milton's cheerful man heard ‘Sweetest Shakespeare, fancy's child Warble his native woodnotes wild’.
  • The cheerful room was panelled in pine.
  • Clean and cheerful, the rooms are decorated with children's artwork and handicrafts.
  • Be happy, be cheerful.It's time to celebrate.My friend was born today.Hope your course is charted for lots of luck all the year through.
  • Instead of being crushed at once, as perhaps the writer expected, it darted forward, quite briskly and cheerfully, at six or seven miles an hour; requiring no spur or admonitive to haste, except the shrieking of the little Egyptian _gamin_, who ran along by asinus's side. "[ Heads and Tales : or, Anecdotes and Stories of Quadrupeds and Other Beasts, Chiefly Connected with Incidents in the Histories of More or Less Distinguished Men.
  • We found a cheap and cheerful cafe .
  • An aide said: 'The duchess is cheerful. Times, Sunday Times
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