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Gladsome

Gladsome \Glad"some\, a.

  1. Pleased; joyful; cheerful.

  2. Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the appearance of gayety; pleasing.

    Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day.
    --Prior. -- Glad"some*ly, adv. -- Glad"some*ness, n.

    Hours of perfect gladsomeness.
    --Wordsworth.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
gladsome

late 14c., gladsum; see glad + -some (1).

Wiktionary
gladsome

a. happy, joyous, or light-hearted.

WordNet
gladsome

adj. experiencing or expressing gladness or joy; "a gladsome smile"; "a gladsome occasion"

Usage examples of "gladsome".

For now, though, more gladsome things: Aplakes and the other servants will show you to chambers.

Wherefore, since supported by the goodness of the aforesaid prince of worthy memory, we were able to requite a man well or ill, to benefit or injure mightily great as well as small, there flowed in, instead of presents and guerdons, and instead of gifts and jewels, soiled tracts and battered codices, gladsome alike to our eye and heart.

Say, on the noon when the half-sunny hours told that April was nigh, And I upgathered and cast forth the snow from the crocus-border, Fashioned and furbished the soil into a summer-seeming order, Glowing in gladsome faith that I quickened the year thereby.

If he had been a gladsome, unreflecting American opera-audience, he probably would have had his storm repeated and repeated until he drowned all those people.

Say, on the noon when the half-sunny hours told that April was nigh, And I upgathered and cast forth the snow from the crocus-border, Fashioned and furbished the soil into a summer-seeming order, Glowing in gladsome faith that I quickened the year thereby.