1. cheerful

adjective. ['ˈtʃɪrfəl'] being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits.


  • blithesome
  • gay
  • cheery
  • blithe
  • twinkly
  • cheerfulness
  • debonaire
  • sunniness
  • lightsome
  • glad
  • beamish
  • light-hearted
  • buoyant
  • perky
  • smiling
  • sunshine
  • happy
  • chirpy
  • debonair
  • chipper
  • cheer
  • jaunty
  • lighthearted
  • sunny


  • depressing
  • uncheerfulness
  • unhappy
  • dull


  • -ful (English)
  • cheer (English)
  • chere (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Cheerful

  • tearful
  • fearful

How do you pronounce cheerful?

Pronounce cheerful as ˈʧɪrfəl.

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UK - How to pronounce cheerful in British English

Sentences with cheerful

1. Noun, singular or mass
The beginning of a tenancy is a time of hope; the ending is not always as cheerful.

2. Adjective
Red-red is a widely-found cheap and cheerful street food.

Quotes about cheerful

1. A good mother remembers to serve fruit at breakfast, is always cheerful and never yells, manages not to project her own neuroses and inadequacies onto her children, is an active and beloved community volunteer. She remembers to make play dates, her children's clothes fit, she does art projects with them and enjoys all their games.
- Ayelet Waldman

2. I tend to think the world is a bit of a miserable place, so anyone who can add to people's optimistic, cheerful side is doing a good job, which is what I hope I'm doing.
- Jo Brand

3. Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...
- Wilferd Peterson

2. cheerful

adjective. ['ˈtʃɪrfəl'] pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic.


  • upbeat
  • optimistic


  • humble
  • joyless
  • colourless


  • -ful (English)
  • cheer (English)
  • chere (Anglo-Norman)