Definition of cheerfulness in English:



  • 1The quality or state of being noticeably happy and optimistic.

    ‘her brand of hearty cheerfulness’
    ‘it's hard to be grumpy in the face of their resolute cheerfulness’
    • ‘She sighed, not wanting to be the one to end his cheerfulness.’
    • ‘The tone of her voice has dropped from utter cheerfulness to sheer depression.’
    • ‘For some reason her uncharacteristic cheerfulness irritated him beyond belief.’
    • ‘Over the past several days, nothing could alter her constant cheerfulness.’
    • ‘Your courage, your cheerfulness, your resolution will bring us victory.’
    • ‘When Macbeth arrives, she urges him to feign cheerfulness at the feast.’
    • ‘He landed in a broad clearing near a stream, but his cheerfulness was soon tempered by caution.’
    • ‘She has a sweet naiveté that actually sells Pollyanna's cheerfulness without seeming haughty.’
    • ‘Her chirpy cheerfulness cannot disguise the seriousness of her vocation.’
    • ‘The peace of slumber over her face replaced the normal cheerfulness she constantly radiated.’
    1. 1.1 The quality of causing happiness.
      ‘the cheerfulness from the fire’
      ‘the overall cheerfulness of the film’
      • ‘Far from the Disney cheerfulness of Orlando, this sleepy town lies hard against the Georgia border in the northernmost region of the panhandle.’
      • ‘At the very onset, you can feel the warmth, cheerfulness, or gloom of a site.’
      • ‘The city is a place of discipline as well as a place of cheerfulness.’
      • ‘There was a lot of cheerfulness written into the script.’
      • ‘There is even a vein of cheerfulness in the sprightly music that frames the piece.’
      • ‘He, not I, should be credited with the innovation and cheerfulness of the whole operation.’
      • ‘The cheerfulness extends to the look of the film, in particular to its vulgar and loving recreation of an imaginary Swinging London.’
      • ‘Pictures cluttered the fireplace mantle, beyond which a spirited blaze gave cheerfulness and vitality to the small sitting room.’
      • ‘In addition to cheerfulness, yellow can also convey caution, optimism, idealism, cowardice, and imagination.’
      • ‘She is equally impressive when barreling through old standards like "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" and the clang-clang cheerfulness of "The Trolley Song."’