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glee·ful

 (glē′fəl)
adj.
Full of jubilant delight; joyful.

glee′ful·ly adv.
glee′ful·ness n.
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gleeful

(ˈɡliːfʊl)
adj
full of glee; merry
ˈgleefully adv
ˈgleefulness n
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glee•ful

(ˈgli fəl)

adj.
full of glee; merry; exultant.
[1580–90]
glee′ful•ly, adv.
glee′ful•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gleeful - full of high-spirited delight; "a joyful heart"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"
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gleeful

adjective delighted, happy, pleased, cheerful, merry, triumphant, gratified, exuberant, jubilant, joyous, joyful, elated, overjoyed, chirpy (informal), exultant, cock-a-hoop, mirthful He took a gleeful delight in proving them all wrong.
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gleeful

adjective
Characterized by joyful exuberance:
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Translations
مُبْتَهِج، مُغْتَبِط
rozdováděnýveselý
frydefuld
glaîvær

gleeful

[ˈgliːfəl] ADJ [smile, laugh] → jubiloso, alegre; (= malicious) → malicioso
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gleeful

[ˈgliːfʊl] adjjubilant(e)
to take a gleeful delight in doing sth → prendre un malin plaisir à faire qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

gleeful

adjfröhlich, vergnügt; (maliciously) → hämisch, schadenfroh; they were all gleeful about his failuresie freuten sich alle diebisch über sein Versagen
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gleeful

[ˈgliːfʊl] adj (smile, laugh) → gioioso/a, allegro/a; (malicious) → malizioso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

glee

(gliː) noun
great delight. The children shouted with glee when they saw their presents.
ˈgleeful adjective
ˈgleefully adverb
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References in classic literature ?
And how was I to guess that the story of how the Queen had thrown him down on his own boat, the moment I hove in sight, was already the gleeful gossip of the water-front?
The wind seemed as though lying in wait for her; with gleeful whistle it tried to snatch her up and bear her off, but she clung to the cold door post, and holding her skirt got down onto the platform and under the shelter of the carriages.
I have heard no such laugh as hers save from merry children; the laughter of most of us ages, and wears out with the body, but hers remained gleeful to the last, as if it were born afresh every morning.
No sooner had they bought the chops than they scurried away like two gleeful children to cook them.
On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.
'em now!" As he spoke his boyish face was wreathed in a gleeful smile, and his voice had an exultant ring.
Newman told her, with a gleeful laugh, that if she chose she might have a little maid on purpose to thread her needles; and he went away murmuring to himself again that the old woman WAS scared--she WAS scared!
Weston, apparently puzzled at her gleeful countenance.
The curtain down, with a gleeful audience in front and with the dogs back in the room over the stage, Wilton Davis descended to look for Michael, who, instead of cowering in some corner, stood between the legs of the stage-hand, quivering yet from his mishandling and threatening to fight as hard as ever if attacked.
Enthroned upon his monstrous steed, and solemnly proceeding up and down the wide, steep field, he looked the very incarnation of quiet, gleeful satisfaction and delight.
With the triumph of Vico Sotto in the midterm elections as the next Pasig City mayor, I can't help but be gleeful for the Pasiguenos and for the Philippines as a whole.