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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Glad·ness n.  State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.
    They . . . did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.   --Acts ii. 46.
 Note:Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy.
    The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day.   --Esther viii. 17.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : experiencing joy and pleasure [syn: gladfulness, gladsomeness]