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noun as in happiness

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The only thing that I’m saying is that those tests came at a time when the world didn’t have any tests, and we were damn glad to get them.

I’m glad to be back with everybody and through those three weeks.

Anyway, I’m glad to be walking through the woods with a purpose.

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I was glad that I had looked up the non-emergency number of the police in the city I was visiting before I left on my trip.

Some on the platform praised Brown, expressing how glad they were that he is “one of the good ones.”

From Eater

And in Augie March: “I expect happiness and gladness have always been the same.”

Happiness is the wrong word—it sets an outsized goal for itself the way gladness, contentment, and satisfaction simply do not.

And gladness and joy shall be taken away from Carmel, and there shall be no rejoicing nor shouting in the vineyards.

Then there is joy and gladness, and thanksgivings to God in a procession to the mountain of which I have spoken above.

And the joy of her multitude shall be cut off: and her gladness shall be turned to mourning.

She had never ceased to smile, but there was an expression of sudden fierce gladness in her eyes.

The church of Smyrna celebrated the anniversary of their martyred bishops passion with joy and gladness as his natal day.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gladness, such as: animation, blitheness, cheer, cheerfulness, delight, and felicity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.