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synonyms for gleeful

  • blithe
  • blithesome
  • boon
  • cheerful
  • delighted
  • elated
  • exalted
  • exuberant
  • exultant
  • frolicsome
  • gay
  • gratified
  • hilarious
  • jocund
  • jolly
  • jovial
  • joyful
  • joyous
  • jubilant
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • overjoyed
  • pleased
  • triumphant
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antonyms for gleeful

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  • discouraged
  • sad
  • sorrowful
  • unhappy
  • upset
  • worried
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How to use gleeful in a sentence

Little moments, like CJ coming up to Casey to apologize during his exit interview or the gleeful look on Casey’s face when CJ fetched him from his lonesome cot, suggested that these two people might actually like one another in real life.
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The newspaper headlines—“One Running Shoe in the Grave,”—were almost gleeful.
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She’s gleeful in her evilness, and there’s something very engaging about that.
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I wanted to jump and shout, but I compromised by taking Dr. Hudson down for a gleeful drink and planning our next tactic.
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The result was a desperate effort at restraint, mingled with gleeful anticipation.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
Gleeful, and vastly relieved, Professor Dineen slipped me twenty-five dollars out of his own pocket.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
They had a gleeful anticipation that the prisoner would play some audacious pranks upon the judge.
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
Charlotte laughed in her face defiantly—contemptuously—with a gleeful, merry accent.
THE SHADOW OF ASHLYDYATMRS. HENRY WOOD
It was pretty hard for Mother Bunker to say what she thought of it because of the gleeful shouts of the children.
SIX LITTLE BUNKERS AT MAMMY JUNE'SLAURA LEE HOPE
But they both heard the gleeful voice of their opposite neighbor and welcomed the sound.
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
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WORDS RELATED TO GLEEFUL

  • animated
  • buoyant
  • carefree
  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • chirpy
  • gay
  • gladsome
  • gleeful
  • jaunty
  • jocund
  • jolly
  • jovial
  • joyful
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • mirthful
  • sprightly
  • sunny
  • vivacious
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