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Cheerful and lively.
happy, jolly, merry, bright, glad, sunny, joyful, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, elated, gleeful, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, animated, radiant, smiling, grinning, laughing, mirthful, frolicsomeView synonyms
- ‘As soon as I saw the title of this film, I thought of the Everley Brothers' cheerful, chirpy number.’
- ‘A little while after my sulking, Darren comes into my room, all ecstatic and chirpy.’
- ‘But Vera's chirpy cheerfulness cannot disguise the seriousness of her vocation.’
- ‘Michelle arrives home slightly hung-over from the night before but still characteristically bright and chirpy.’
- ‘He has, not least, his own extraordinary personal resilience, his chirpy self-belief and optimism.’
- ‘The normally chipper, chirpy Minister of Finance, who gets a bit lippy in the Chamber, did not have an answer to that one.’
- ‘Wednesday dawned with me jumping out of bed bright and chirpy.’
- ‘The little ones awoke with the birds bright and chirpy.’
- ‘The heroine is Trisha - and expected to look chirpy and radiant, she fills the bill.’
- ‘He spots the vans outside full of 12 happy, chirpy elderly ladies who are getting ready to take a trip around town.’
- ‘The chirpy nurse smiled as she pulled Shacago's arm out from under the sheets.’
- ‘Ironically, in contrast, beaten Lee Walker was chirpy, smiley and full of beans.’
- ‘He's always smiling, always acting the fool and being chirpy and happy.’
- ‘The truth is that beneath the chirpy, seemingly carefree exterior lies a steely determination to succeed.’
- ‘This is not the case for the script alone, chipper and chirpy though it is.’
- ‘Before Caelyn even had time to roll her eyes, Lalitha came up to them with a chirpy smile.’
- ‘I want you to think for a moment about the liveliest, most chirpy person you know.’
- ‘Thus, on the one hand, I'm a chirpy optimist, blessed with an uncommon degree of good fortune, who can never quite believe his luck.’
- ‘When they pulled away, Roxanne was back to her usual chirpy self and smiling broadly.’
- ‘Twenty minutes later I saw him looking all spruced up, chirpy and chipper sporting a gold earring in front of me at the Sainsbury check-out.’
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