Cheer·ful a. Having or showing good spirits or joy; cheering; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated; willing.
To entertain a cheerful disposition. --Shak.
The cheerful birds of sundry kind
Do chant sweet music. --Spenser.
A cheerful confidence in the mercy of God. --Macaulay.
This general applause and cheerful shout. --Shak.
Syn: -- Lively; animated; gay; joyful; lightsome; gleeful; blithe; airy; sprightly; jocund; jolly; joyous; vivacious; buoyant; sunny; happy; hopeful.
adj 1: being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good
spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting";
"a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to
a hospital bed could be" [ant: cheerless]
2: pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic [syn: pollyannaish,