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Definition of cheerful:

  1. Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing.


beamish, carefree, commodious, chirpy, at rest, eupeptic, satisfied, debonair, joyous, sunny, buoyant, lighthearted, gay, optimistic, lightsome, well-provided, satisfactory, blithesome, canty, hopeful, life-affirming, sprightly, exuberant, gladsome, smiling, well-to-do, contented, at ease, festive, pollyannaish, cheering, glad, alive, uplifting, twinkly, perky, chipper, convenient, jaunty, heartwarming, upbeat, winsome, snug, comfortable, well-off, good, content, beaming, blithe, cheery, debonaire.

Usage examples:

  • He was cheerful with all his sufferings.

    - "Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846", James Richardson.
  • It was easy to say " be cheerful."

    - "Janet's Love and Service", Margaret M Robertson.
  • How, then, so cheerful and happy?

    - "The Lamplighter", Maria S. Cummins.