Synonyms for cheerful

Synonyms for (adj) cheerful

Synonyms: cheerful

Definition: being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits

Usage: her cheerful nature; a cheerful greeting; a cheerful room; as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be

Similar words: glad, beaming

Definition: cheerful and bright

Usage: a beaming smile; a glad May morning

Similar words: beamish, smiling, twinkly

Definition: smiling with happiness or optimism

Usage: Come to my arms, my beamish boy!- Lewis Carroll; a room of smiling faces; a round red twinkly Santa Claus

Similar words: blithe, blithesome, light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome

Definition: carefree and happy and lighthearted

Usage: was loved for her blithe spirit; a merry blithesome nature; her lighthearted nature; trilling songs with a lightsome heart

Similar words: chirpy, buoyant, perky

Definition: characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness

Usage: buoyant spirits; his quick wit and chirpy humor; looking bright and well and chirpy; a perky little widow in her 70s

Similar words: sunny, cheery, gay

Definition: bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer

Usage: a cheery hello; a gay sunny room; a sunny smile

Similar words: jaunty, debonair, debonaire, chipper

Definition: having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air

Usage: looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit- Frances G. Patton; life that is gay, brisk, and debonair- H.M.Reynolds; walked with a jaunty step; a jaunty optimist

Synonyms: cheerful, upbeat, pollyannaish

Definition: pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic

Similar words: optimistic

Definition: expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds

Usage: in an optimistic mood; optimistic plans; took an optimistic view

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