Cheerful vs Exuberant - What's the difference?

cheerful | exuberant |


As adjectives the difference between cheerful and exuberant

is that cheerful is noticeably happy and optimistic while exuberant is exuberant.

cheerful

English

Alternative forms

* cheerfull (archaic)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Noticeably happy and optimistic.
  • Bright and pleasant.
  • :
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  • *:At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors.In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  • Synonyms

    * bright * bubbly * ebullient * happy * joyful * optimistic * vivacious

    Antonyms

    * depressed * miserable * sad

    exuberant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (of people) Very high-spirited; extremely energetic and enthusiastic.
  • * 1882 , , "The Lady or the Tiger?":
  • He was a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal of an authority so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied fancies into facts.
  • * 1961 , , Catch-22 :
  • She was a tall, earthy, exuberant girl with long hair and a pretty face.
  • (of things that grow) Abundant, luxuriant, profuse, superabundant.
  • * 1972 , Ken Lemmon, "Restoration Work at Studley Royal," Garden History , vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22:
  • The County Architect's Department is starting to pleach trees to open up these vistas, now almost hidden by the exuberant growth.

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , 2nd ed., 1989. * Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary , 1987-1996. ----