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  • n  the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room
  • n  a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    his cheerfulness made everyone feel better

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dropping in on the Cape Town project, for instance, she was moved by the children's cheerfulness in the face of misery.
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  • 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.
    June 21, 2013 - CNN

  • Aaron Smith in International Herald Tribune
    The Lord has worked amazingly in his spirits and his cheerfulness. He's just unbelievable,Smith said.
  • Leonard Cohen in The Herald
    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...
  • Todd Gitlin in CNN
    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...

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