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  • as incheerfully
  • as ingaily
  • as ingladly
  • as inhappily
  • as inmerrily

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

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  • sadly
  • unhappily
  • gloomily
  • grudgingly
  • unwillingly
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How to use gleefully in a sentence

I would take them often for sunrise beach runs, imagining they were gleeful in returning to their Caribbean roots, and Scout would leap to the top of the dunes, Teddy clambering behind.
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Then she set a second, and a third, holding up her grimy fingers gleefully.
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Then Richard swung his wife into the saddle, and Rollo pranced gleefully as he took the road with his precious burden.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
They rode across the plain, singing their war songs, and old Ghost Bear cackled gleefully as he heard them.
THREE SIOUX SCOUTSELMER RUSSELL GREGOR
And the little boy, not understanding, repeated gleefully and senselessly, "It's dadda; it's dadda."
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"I can hear the cheering in the Republican camp this morning," remarked another voice gleefully.
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While the great man held him by the hands, Betsy gleefully boxed his ears until he begged for mercy.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
They dare not attack a man if he is alive, though they would gleefully devour him dead.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
One evening, therefore, Cornwallis gleefully told one of his officers that they would "bag the old fox" on the next day.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
"There's no houses here so I dare skip," she panted gleefully.
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WORDS RELATED TO GLEEFULLY

  • airily
  • blithely
  • brightly
  • buoyantly
  • elatedly
  • gaily
  • genially
  • gladly
  • gleefully
  • happily
  • hopefully
  • jovially
  • joyfully
  • lightheartedly
  • merrily
  • mirthfully
  • optimistically
  • playfully
  • pleasantly
  • readily
  • sportively
  • vivaciously
  • willingly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.