gladsomeness


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

gladsomeness \glad"some*ness\ n.
   The state of experiencing joy and pleasure.

   Syn: gladness, gladfulness.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gladsome \Glad"some\, a.
   1. Pleased; joyful; cheerful.
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   2. Causing joy, pleasure, or cheerfulness; having the
      appearance of gayety; pleasing.
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            Of opening heaven they sung, and gladsome day.
                                                  --Prior.
      -- Glad"some*ly, adv. -- Glad"some*ness, n.
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            Hours of perfect gladsomeness.        --Wordsworth.
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