|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers|
|Section II. Personal Affections|
| 1. Passive Affections|
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|NOUN:||CHEERFULNESS &c. adj.; geniality, gayety, LAllegro [It.], cheer, good humor, spirits; high spirits, animal spirits, flow of spirits; glee, high glee, light heart; sunshine of the -mind, - breast; gaieté de cæur [F.], bon naturel [F.].|
LIVELINESS &c. adj.; life, alacrity, vivacity, animation, allégresse [F.]; jocundity, joviality, jollity; levity; jocularity (wit) [See Wit].
MIRTH, merriment, hilarity, exhilaration; laughter [See Rejoicing]; merrymaking (amusement) [See Amusement]; heyday, rejoicing [See Rejoicing]; marriage bell.
nepenthe or nepenthes, lotus; Euphrosyne.
OPTIMISM (hopefulness) [See Hope]; self- complacency; hedonics, hedonism.
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|VERB:||BE CHEERFUL &c. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up ones spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [F.]; look through rose- colored spectacles; ridentem dicere verum [L.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; take heart, cast away care, drive dull care away, perk up; keep a stiff upper lip [slang].|
REJOICE &c.; 838; carol, chirp, chirrup, lilt; frisk, rollic, give a loose to mirth [obs.].
CHEER, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise the spirits, inspire; put in good humor; cheer -, rejoice- the heart; delight &c. (give pleasure) [See Pleasurableness].
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|ADJECTIVE:||CHEERFUL; happy [See Pleasure]; cheery, of good cheer, smiling; blithe; in spirits, in good spirits; breezy, bully [slang], chipper [colloq., U. S.]; in high -spirits, - feather; happy as -the day is long, - a king; gay, gay as a lark; allegro [It.]; debonair or debonaire, light, lightsome, lighthearted; buoyant, bright, free and easy, airy; jaunty or janty, rollicky [colloq.], canty [Scot. & dial. Eng.], crouse an canty [Burns]; hedonic; riant; sprightly, sprightful; spry; spirited, spiritful [rare], lively, animated, vivacious; brisk, - as a bee; sparkling; sportive; full of -play, - spirit; all alive.|
sunny, palmy; hopeful [See Hope].
MERRY, - as a -cricket, - grig, - marriage bell; joyful, joyous, jocund, jovial; jolly, - as a thrush, - as a sand-boy; blithesome; gleeful, gleesome; hilarious, rattling [colloq.].
WINSOME, bonny, hearty, buxom.
PLAYFUL, playsome; folâtre [F.], playful as a kitten, tricksy, frisky, frolicsome; gamesome; jocose, jocular, waggish; mirth-loving, laughter-loving, abderian; mirthful, rollicking.
ELATE, elated; exulting, jubilant, flushed; rejoicing [See Rejoicing]; cock-a-hoop.
CHEERING, inspiriting, exhilarating; cardiac or cardiacal; pleasing [See Pleasurableness]; palmy, flourishing, halcyon.
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|ADVERB:||CHEERFULLY &c. adj.; cheerily, with good cheer; with a cheerful &c. heart; with relish, with zest; on the crest of the wave.|
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|INTERJECTION:||NEVER SAY DIE! come! cheer up! hurrah! [See Rejoicing]; hence loathed melancholy! begone dull care! away with melancholy!|
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- A merry heart goes all the day.A Winters Tale
- As merry as the day is long.Much Ado
- Ride si sapis.Martial
- As merry as cards, suppers, wine, and old women can make us.Goldsmith