cheerful cheerful  /ˈtʃɪr fəl/


  1. (adj) being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits
  2. (adj) pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic



  1. Businessmen might be pessimistic about the future, but Wall Street took a cheerful view.
  2. And having spent all its shock value in the setup, it offers a punch line of cheerful poignancy.
  3. There are cute tricks, like the red plastic cover, which, when removed, reveals hidden, much less cheerful pictures and text.


  1. Auto dealers drive May retail sales up past expectations

    Retail sales improved in May as thawing temperatures and more cheerful shoppers caused a boost at car dealerships and home improvement stores, according to government figures.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. 23rd Annual A Most Excellent Race to benefit the Achievement Centers' Camp Cheerful

    HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 23rd Annual A Most Excellent Race, presented by Majestic Steel USA and benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children's Camp Cheerful, will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights. Offering a scenic, shaded course which progresses through a historic Cleveland Heights neighborhood, A Most ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  3. Study: Cheerful Women Least Likely to be Promoted

    Overly cheerful women are less likely to be promoted. That's according to a new study out of Germany.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: WTVY Dothan


  1. "Few have ever risen so high with so little guile or calculation," Cheney said. "The distance of time has clarified many things about President Gerald Ford. He was not just a cheerful and pleasant man. . . he was not just a nice guy. . . It...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Kansas City Star

  2. "There aren't many reasons to be cheerful, but there are reasons to believe," Cameron said, attempting an optimistic note amid a largely sober address. "It will be a steep climb - but the view from the summit will be worth it."
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: David Cameron Source: Cay Compass

  3. "It's going to be a cheerful opposition," said Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. "We're going to carry those timeless principles of limited government, a strong defense, traditional values, to the American people."
    on Nov 9, 2008 By: Mike Pence Source: FOXNews

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