Definition of cheery in English:



  • Happy and optimistic.

    ‘a cheery smile’
    • ‘He had been in declining health for sometime, yet maintained a cheery disposition to the end.’
    • ‘He has a wonderfully cheery disposition and is very popular with his friends in his local school.’
    • ‘He loves the wilds of Upper Wharfedale, where the locals always greet him and his crew with a cheery wave and a smile.’
    • ‘She painted on a smile and a cheery disposition and let the world think she was okay.’
    • ‘They are cheery in tone, full of encouragement, bright ideas and suggestions as to how to get your kid to eat liver.’
    • ‘The day had dawned bright and cheery, and even now, a summer sun warmed up the blue sky.’
    • ‘The clerks can be extra cheery, since the end of the shift is right around the corner.’
    • ‘She said that she knew all the children and their parents well and each one said a cheery good-morning as they passed by.’
    • ‘A visit and a cheery chat with someone will bring in life and sunshine and make a bleak day pass quickly.’
    • ‘He and his cheery smile and kind nature will be missed by so many people in Otley’
    • ‘I stay at a youth hostel painted in cheery primary colours and with a roof angled as severely as any Swiss chalet.’
    • ‘He is always ready with a cheery smile and wave, and is famous for sheltering passengers with his own umbrella.’
    • ‘Soft music would now be heard on the background, and happy and cheery voices as well.’
    • ‘Isn't it funny how something intended to be cheery can in fact be so perversely irritating?’
    • ‘So I headed off with a cheery smile at having escaped from the maze of never ending aisles.’
    • ‘Busy fraudsters spend their days sending out hundreds of cheery messages in the hope of conning people out of cash.’
    • ‘It's true that the atmosphere back in the office when I got back wasn't quite as cheery as the one when I left.’
    • ‘I'm trying to keep a cheery face on and make things as happy as possible.’
    • ‘I sat and waited, listening to cheery early morning conversation from the staff on the other side of the blind.’
    • ‘It was a cheery, chatty atmosphere tempered with solemnity at each and every shrine where offerings were made.’
    jolly, happy, merry, bright, cheerful, glad, sunny, joyful, joyous, light-hearted, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, elated, blissful, ecstatic, euphoric, gleeful, breezy, airy, sprightly, jaunty, animated, radiant, smiling, grinning, laughing, mirthful, frolicsome
    happy-go-lucky, in good spirits, carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world, full of the joys of spring
    buoyant, optimistic, hopeful, full of hope, positive, content
    upbeat, chipper, chirpy, smiley, peppy, sparky, zippy, zingy, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of beans, full of vim and vigour
    gladsome, jocund, blithe, blithesome
    of good cheer
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