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glee | gleeful | gleefully

glee gleeful gleefully
a feeling of happiness and excitement
  • How to Memorize
    • glee - happiness
  • Analysis

    Something that gives you ‘glee’ thrills you and makes you feel full of joy. It inspires the kind of high-spirited exaltation that might make a person dance or shout with delight. However, the word is not always used in a positive sense. You might often see or hear it used to express satisfaction at getting the better of somebody or at their misfortune.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsgaietydelight, ecstasy,
    Antonymsdespondencyheartbreak, anguish,
  • Example(s)
    1. I have never been on good terms with Helen, so she could scarcely contain her glee when I was fired from the organization.

    2. When Emily and I told our families about her pregnancy, they were nearly as gleeful as us about it!

    3. John had wanted to visit Australia for years, so when a friend gave him the chance, he gleefully accepted.