gladdest


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glad \Glad\ (gl[a^]d), a. [Compar. Gladder; superl.
   Gladdest.] [AS. gl[ae]d bright, glad; akin to D. glad
   smooth, G. glatt, OHG. glat smooth, shining, Icel. gla[eth]r
   glad, bright, Dan. & Sw. glad glad, Lith. glodas smooth, and
   prob. to L. glaber, and E. glide. Cf. Glabrous.]
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   1. Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; -- opposed to
      sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; -- said of persons,
      and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive,
      and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.
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            A wise son maketh a glad father.      --Prov. x. 1.
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            He that is glad at calamities shall not be
            unpunished.                           --Prov. xvii.
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            The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            He, glad of her attention gained.     --Milton.
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            As we are now glad to behold your eyes. --Shak.
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            Glad am I that your highness is so armed. --Shak.
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   Glad on 't, glad of it. [Colloq.] --Shak.
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   2. Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting
      joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.
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            Her conversation
            More glad to me than to a miser money is. --Sir P.
                                                  Sidney.
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            Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.
                                                  --Milton.

   Syn: Pleased; gratified; exhilarated; animated; delighted;
        happy; cheerful; joyous; joyful; cheering; exhilarating;
        pleasing; animating.

   Usage: Glad, Delighted, Gratified. Delighted expresses
          a much higher degree of pleasure than glad. Gratified
          always refers to a pleasure conferred by some human
          agent, and the feeling is modified by the
          consideration that we owe it in part to another. A
          person may be glad or delighted to see a friend, and
          gratified at the attention shown by his visits.
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