Definition of gladsome in English:



  • 1(of a person) having a cheerful disposition.

    • ‘These were my favourite times, sitting before him, gladsome and proud; his thick strong arm about me.’
    1. 1.1 Filled with, marked by, or causing pleasure.
      • ‘Water came ‘to cheer the high and lowly,’ and ‘a gladsome shout from the mass goes out’ to welcome its arrival.’
      • ‘He tells me Teddy may be headed for the priesthood and adds this gladsome note, ‘He drives the head of ‘campus ministry’ nuts, who has told Ted he is on a ‘crusade'.’
      • ‘Athena stood there, tiredly shaking her head at his gladsome smirk, some simper that made it apparent he was trying to toy with her.’
      • ‘Elaine made polite conversation over their gladsome cries.’