Definition of Gladness

1. Noun. Experiencing joy and pleasure.

Exact synonyms: Gladfulness, Gladsomeness
Generic synonyms: Happiness
Derivative terms: Glad, Glad, Glad, Gladsome



Definition of Gladness

1. n. State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.

Definition of Gladness

1. Noun. The state of being glad; joy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gladness

1. the state of being glad [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Gladness

1. State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness. "They . . . Did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart." (Acts II. 46) Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy. "The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day." (Esther viii. 17) Origin: AS. Glaednes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gladness

gladiolar
gladiolas
gladiole
gladioles
gladioli
gladiolus
gladioluses
gladite
gladius
gladiuses
gladiusite
gladlier
gladliest
gladly
gladly suffer fools
gladness (current term)
gladnesses
glads
gladship
gladsome
gladsomely
gladsomeness
gladsomenesses
gladsomer
gladsomest
gladstones
gladwyn
glady
glafenine
glaik

Literary usage of Gladness

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"2J. on that day with great gladness. :27. to go again to Jerusalem with joy ... Job 20: Ps. 4 16 21 17. the Jews had joy and gladness, — make them days of ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"NO TREASURE AVAILS WITHOUT gladness BE MERRY, man, and tak not sair in mind The wavering of ... Tak thou example, and spend with merriness; Without gladness ..."

3. Arcana Cœlestia: The Heavenly Arcana Contained in the Holy Scriptures Or by Emanuel Swedenborg (1874)
""And I would have sent thee in gladness and in songs"—that this signifies a ... That it is a state as to truths, is signified by sending in gladness h>ad in ..."

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