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synonyms for cheerfulness

  • animation
  • buoyancy
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • delight
  • encouragement
  • exuberance
  • gaiety
  • geniality
  • gladness
  • glee
  • hilarity
  • hopefulness
  • jauntiness
  • jocundity
  • joy
  • joyousness
  • liveliness
  • merriment
  • mirth
  • optimism
  • solace
  • cheeriness
  • good cheer
  • light-heartedness
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antonyms for cheerfulness

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  • depression
  • discouragement
  • distress
  • gloom
  • irritation
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • sadness
  • sorrow
  • unhappiness
  • woe
  • cheerlessness
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How to use cheerfulness in a sentence

His cheerfulness was unbounded, and it was matched by his goodness of heart, his broad charity, and common sense.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
For many days he was in a state of phrensy, and was never again restored to cheerfulness.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
This brief conflict ended, she resumed her wonted composure and cheerfulness.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
One could never meet him in the street, and look into his pleasant face, without catching something of his cheerfulness.
MIKE MARBLEUNCLE FRANK
And here and there things that could ill be spared, brought in and offered with resolute cheerfulness.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
But over it all was that surface cheerfulness, that best-foot-forward attitude of London.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Household cares are to be far from me: they destroy my cheerfulness and injure my beauty.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
Everywhere high spirits and cheerfulness prevailed among the men.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
As the great express stole in almost noiselessly, like a tired serpent, Kitty watched its approach with outward cheerfulness.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
These mills are beautifully situated on the hills and rising grounds, and add much to the cheerfulness of the scenery.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CHEERFULNESS

  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
  • eagerness
  • enthusiasm
  • expedition
  • fervor
  • gaiety
  • hilarity
  • joyousness
  • promptitude
  • quickness
  • readiness
  • speed
  • sprightliness
  • willingness
  • zeal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.