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gleefully

[ glee-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF gleefully
  • as incheerfully
  • as inmerrily
  • as ingaily
  • as ingladly
  • as inhappily

Synonyms for gleefully

  • blithely
  • brightly
  • gaily
  • genially
  • gladly
  • happily
  • joyfully
  • merrily
  • optimistically
  • playfully
  • pleasantly
  • readily
  • willingly
  • airily
  • buoyantly
  • elatedly
  • hopefully
  • jovially
  • lightheartedly
  • mirthfully
  • sportively
  • vivaciously
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Antonyms for gleefully

  • sadly
  • unhappily
  • gloomily
  • grudgingly
  • unwillingly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLEEFULLY

Mr. Gladstone, as he gleefully remarked the other day, has broken the record.

"That plan will work in two ways," said Mrs. Roberts, gleefully.

Here the "honorable colleagues" nudged each other gleefully.

"I guess we got after them just in time," said Leon gleefully.

Standish gleefully displayed two hares and a brace of grouse.

"Your mother'll have to wait, but you kin have your wish," said Dempsey gleefully.

"They're takkin' to her, they're takkin' to her," Jeames said, gleefully.

I walked on and on, gleefully aware that I had not eaten since morning.

She submitted them gleefully to the assembled girls, after French class.

Then he pulled a paper from his pocket and waved it gleefully.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from glee + -ful. Related: Gleefully. Alternative gleesome attested from c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GLEEFULLY

cheerfully

adverbcheerily
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