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From Middle English gladsom, equivalent to glad +‎ -some.


gladsome (comparative gladsomer, superlative gladsomest)

  1. Marked by joy or gladness; happy, joyous, or light-hearted.
    • 1847 October 16, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], chapter IX, in Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. [], volume II, London: Smith, Elder, and Co., [], →OCLC, page 218:
      I was not surprised, when I ran down into the hall, to see that a brilliant June morning had succeeded to the tempest of the night; and to feel, through the open glass door, the breathing of a fresh and fragrant breeze. Nature must be gladsome when I was so happy.

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