- ADJ-GRADEDSomeone who is gleeful is happy and excited, often because of someone else's bad luck. [WRITTEN]
He took an almost gleeful delight in showing how wrong they can be.Derived words:gleefully ADV-GRADED ADV with v
I spent the rest of their visit gleefully boring them with tedious details.
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Gleeful — Glee ful, a. Merry; gay; joyous. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
gleeful — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
gleeful — 1580s, from GLEE (Cf. glee) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Gleefully. Alternative gleesome attested from c.1600 … Etymology dictionary
gleeful — [adj] very happy blithe, blithesome, boon, cheerful, delighted, elated, exalted, exuberant, exultant, frolicsome, gay, gratified, hilarious, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, joyous, jubilant, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, overjoyed, pleased,… … New thesaurus
gleeful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ exuberantly or triumphantly joyful. DERIVATIVES gleefully adverb … English terms dictionary
gleeful — [glē′səmglē′fəl] adj. full of glee; merry: also Now Rare gleesome [glē′səm] gleefully adv. gleefulness n … English World dictionary
gleeful — adjective Date: 1586 full of glee ; merry < gleeful laughter > • gleefully adverb • gleefulness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
gleeful — glee|ful [ˈgli:fəl] adj very excited and satisfied ▪ a gleeful laugh >gleefully adv … Dictionary of contemporary English
gleeful — glee|ful [ glifl ] adjective happy and excited, often because of someone else s bad luck: She gave a gleeful chuckle. ╾ glee|ful|ly adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
gleeful — adjective the gleeful bunch over there must have been rooting for the Patriots Syn: delighted, pleased, joyful, happy, glad, overjoyed, elated, euphoric; amused, mirthful, merry, exuberant; jubilant; informal over the moon … Thesaurus of popular words