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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cheer·ful /ˈʧɪrfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,