happy, joyous, or light-hearted.

Many people are gladsome on their birthdays.

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  • Gladsome — Glad some, a. 1. Pleased; joyful; cheerful. [1913 Webster] 2. Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing. [1913 Webster] Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day. Prior. {Glad some*ly}, adv. {Glad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gladsome — M.E. gladsum; see GLAD (Cf. glad) + SOME (Cf. some) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gladsome — [glad′səm] adj. [see GLAD1, adj. & SOME1] joyful or cheerful gladsomely adv …   English World dictionary

  • gladsome — adjective experiencing or expressing gladness or joy a gladsome smile a gladsome occasion • Similar to: ↑glad • Derivationally related forms: ↑gladsomeness …   Useful english dictionary

  • gladsome — adjective Date: 14th century giving or showing joy ; cheerful < gladsome news > • gladsomely adverb • gladsomeness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gladsome — gladsomely, adv. gladsomeness, n. /glad seuhm/, adj. 1. giving or causing joy; delightful. 2. glad. [1325 75; ME; see GLAD1, SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gladsome — Synonyms and related words: beaming, blithe, blithesome, bright, bright and sunny, charmed, cheerful, cheery, comfortable, content, contented, convivial, cozy, delighted, easy, elated, eupeptic, euphoric, exalted, exhilarated, favorably impressed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gladsome — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by festal celebration: festive, gala, glad, happy; joyful, joyous, merry. See HAPPY …   English dictionary for students

  • gladsome — glad·some || glædsÉ™m adj. happy; joyful; delightful; bringing joy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gladsome — a. Pleased, delighted, cheerful, joyful, joyous, glad, gay, blithe, blithesome, gleeful, jovial, jolly, merry, lively, jocund, airy, vivacious, sprightly, sportive, frolicsome, light hearted …   New dictionary of synonyms

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