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See definition of gladdening on Dictionary.com
  • as inamusing
  • as inexhilarating
  • as inheartwarming
  • as inamusement

synonyms for gladdening

  • campy
  • charming
  • comical
  • delightful
  • diverting
  • droll
  • engaging
  • enjoyable
  • entertaining
  • fun
  • gratifying
  • humorous
  • interesting
  • lively
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • camp
  • cheering
  • enchanting
  • joshing
  • screaming
  • agreeable
  • boffo
  • cheerful
  • cut up
  • for grins
  • gut-busting
  • jocular
  • jokey
  • laughable
  • merry
  • priceless
  • sidesplitting
  • too funny for words
  • witty

antonyms for gladdening

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  • bad
  • boring
  • disagreeable
  • dramatic
  • dull
  • repulsive
  • sad
  • serious
  • tragic
  • unamusing
  • unenjoyable
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • annoying
  • tiring
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How to use gladdening in a sentence

My master says he never saw such a smile for gladdening the heart.
LIZZIE LEIGHELIZABETH GASKELL
The winter has fairly set in, and seldom do the sun's gladdening rays fall on the wood-cutter's hut.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2MARIA R. AUDUBON
Had it not been for the gladdening trust in a long evening with Nina under the stars his reason must have quite succumbed.
THE TIGRESSANNE WARNER
I have watched that son in his ceaseless studies and found he thought only of gladdening his father's heart.
THE GOLDEN CENSERJOHN MCGOVERN
Before my sight appear'd, with open wings, The beauteous image, in fruition sweet Gladdening the thronged spirits.
THE VISION OF PARADISE, COMPLETEDANTE ALIGHIERI
He was, however, hospitable and kind-hearted, and received the young stranger with a gladdening welcome.
CORSE DE LEON, VOLUME I (OF 2)G. P. R. JAMES
Miss Lawrence was one of those persons—gladdening souls are they!
CHARLES AUCHESTER, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)ELIZABETH SHEPPARD
In truth they recalled gladdening recollections of similar scenes in a distant and far different land.
THE OREGON TRAILFRANCIS PARKMAN, JR.
And light was beaming in through his darkened eyes and gladdening his soul with a rapture he had not known for years.
THE DESERTERCHARLES KING
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us.
AMIEL'S JOURNALHENRI-FRDRIC AMIEL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GLADDENING

  • action
  • ball
  • beguilement
  • cheer
  • delight
  • diversion
  • enjoyment
  • entertainment
  • field day
  • fun
  • fun and games
  • gladdening
  • gratification
  • grins
  • high time
  • hilarity
  • hoopla
  • laughs
  • laughter
  • merriment
  • merry-go-round
  • mirth
  • picnic
  • play
  • pleasing
  • pleasure
  • regalement
  • whoopee
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