Adjective "gleeful" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
  1. 'Granted, the novel isn't gleeful, but there's enough levity to entertain the idea of lasting love.'
  2. 'I was especially gleeful because she was my primary school best friend.'
  3. 'I felt like a gleeful kid after a particularly lucrative Halloween expedition, and enacted the self-same rituals.'
  4. 'The idea was that the perennially gleeful blond would travel to Scotland to source scallops and langoustines.'
  5. 'They were ambling joyfully, jumping, excited by the huge gleeful crowd.'
  6. 'Even the enthusiastic and gleeful performances can't compensate for the utter lameness of it all.'
  7. 'Our curiosity was aroused by the gleeful squeals and ripples of bawdy laughter emanating from the crowd.'
  8. 'You can almost hear, watching their avidly gleeful faces, the exhortations of the stage manager to look more joyful.'
  9. 'You've run with the pack in a gleeful stomp right on top of him.'
  10. 'Now we have some professionally gleeful all-purpose presenter.'


1. full of exultant joy; merry; delighted.

More examples(as adjective)

"traders can be gleeful at decisions."

"people can be gleeful about songs."

"people can be gleeful about ideas."

"puns can be gleeful."

"people can be gleeful."

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