gleefulness


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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleefulness - great merrimentgleefulness - great merriment      
gaiety, merriment - a gay feeling
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gleefulness

noun
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The intensity and gleefulness of it is equally unfair," he said.
As a woman, I interpret the women's gleefulness as a way to repress pain, darkness, and a growing awareness that no one will believe them no matter what they do.
In spite of their bright, arcade-game gleefulness, Palladino's works are disturbed by undertones of violence.
Grene notes a "cartoon-like gleefulness" and a "grotesque excess in the language that actually reduces its shock value by taking it out of the realm of the real" towards the overall end of "demythologizing Ireland" (46, 45).