cheerfulness cheerfulness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
  2. (n) a feeling of spontaneous good spirits

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But it's her cheerfulness--plus the 30-minute meals she created back when her job was doing demos for a supermarket--that she has based an empire on.
  2. You can make a good argument that complacent cheerfulness, in the form of blind faith in our credit cards and home values, got us into this situation.
  3. Dropping in on the Cape Town project, for instance, she was moved by the children's cheerfulness in the face of misery.

News

  • Women leaders too cheerful?

    Smart women face tough choices: should they try to be perceived as competent or likeable? A recent study suggests cheerfulness could hold back female leaders, which is just the latest in a body of research exploring the behavioral barriers women encounter on the road to the top.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "The Lord has worked amazingly in his spirits and his cheerfulness. He's just unbelievable," Smith said.
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Aaron Smith Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. As Leonard told devotees: "It's been a long time since I've stood up on a stage, about 14 years - I was 60, just a kid with a crazy dream. Since then, I've taken a lot of Prozac, and I've also studied religion and philosophy - but cheerfulness kept...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: Leonard Cohen Source: The Herald

  3. "Often people who organize demonstrations want to do more than apply their presence to political ends," Gitlin said. "They want to project a presence that seems like an embodiment of their values. Cheerfulness says, 'we are having a better...
    on Nov 14, 2003 By: Todd Gitlin Source: CNN

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