Cheerful and Plaintive


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Cheerful adjective – Having or showing a good mood or disposition.
Plaintive is an antonym for cheerful.
Nearby Words: cheer, cheerless, cheery, cheering, cheerfulness
Antonyms for Cheerful


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Plaintive adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: the puppy's plaintive expression after we put the toy away was rather amusing

Cheerful is an antonym for plaintive in pathetic topic.
Nearby Words: plaint, plaintively
Antonyms for Plaintive
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song cheerful song plaintive song
melodies cheerful melodies plaintive melodies
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