'Gladness' definitions:

Definition of 'gladness'

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Experiencing joy and pleasure [syn: gladness, gladfulness, gladsomeness]

Definition of 'Gladness'

  • Gladness \Glad"ness\, n. [AS. gl[ae]dnes.] State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness. [1913 Webster]
  • They . . . did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart. --Acts ii. 46. [1913 Webster]
  • Note: Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy. [1913 Webster]
  • The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. --Esther viii. 17. [1913 Webster]