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1. cheer

noun. ['ˈtʃɪr'] a cry or shout of approval.

Synonyms

  • commendation
  • salvo
  • approval
  • bravo
  • hurrah
  • hooray

Antonyms

  • unwillingness
  • sociability
  • unfriendliness
  • cheerfulness

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Cheer

  • conventioneer
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  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

Example sentences of the word cheer


1. Noun, singular or mass
Bright blue doors add a measure of cheer to otherwise staid brick exteriors.

2. Verb, base form
So, draw heroes for which children this age can cheer.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They cheer us up when we're down.

4. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Loudly cheer any winners.

Quotes containing the word cheer


1. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

2. Beauty products always cheer me up and give me hope. If it makes you feel pretty, why not?
- Salma Hayek

3. The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.
- Albert Einstein

2. cheer

verb. ['ˈtʃɪr'] give encouragement to.

Synonyms

  • recreate
  • encourage
  • take heart
  • hearten
  • buck up

Antonyms

  • discourage
  • sad
  • unhappy
  • pessimistic

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. cheer

verb. ['ˈtʃɪr'] show approval or good wishes by shouting.

Synonyms

  • lighten up
  • lighten
  • buoy up

Antonyms

  • willing
  • permissiveness
  • unpermissiveness
  • ill nature

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. cheer

verb. ['ˈtʃɪr'] become cheerful.

Synonyms

  • cheer up
  • joy
  • rejoice
  • lighten up
  • lighten
  • buoy up
  • exuberate
  • jubilate
  • chirk up
  • exult

Antonyms

  • disagreeableness
  • friendliness
  • optimism
  • willingness

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. cheer

verb. ['ˈtʃɪr'] cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful.

Synonyms

  • jolly along
  • cheer up
  • amuse
  • chirk up

Antonyms

  • discomposure
  • impartiality
  • partiality
  • unemotionality

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. cheer

verb. ['ˈtʃɪr'] spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts.

Synonyms

  • cheerlead
  • inspire
  • encourage
  • pep up
  • exhort
  • root on
  • urge
  • urge on

Antonyms

  • good nature
  • composure
  • agreeableness
  • unwilling

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. cheer

noun. ['ˈtʃɪr'] the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom.

Synonyms

  • good-humoredness
  • good-naturedness
  • good-humouredness
  • good-temperedness
  • uncheerful
  • disposition
  • cheerless
  • temperament
  • cheerful
  • depressing
  • attribute
  • cheerfulness
  • sunshine

Antonyms

  • depressing
  • uncheerfulness
  • happy
  • joyous

Etymology

  • chere (Anglo-Norman)
  • chiere (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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