gleefulness

[ glee-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF gleefulness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLEEFULNESS

The girl plumped herself in on the rear end of the buckboard and dangled her slender feet with the gleefulness of a child.

Judd choked again in the gleefulness of his vindication and Jesse shot him a malignant glance.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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