Definitions of cheer

  1. urge on or encourage esp. by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  2. give encouragement to
  3. the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom; " flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"
  4. a cry or shout of approval
  5. show approval or good wishes by shouting; " everybody cheered the birthday boy"
  6. become cheerful
  7. make cheerful
  8. urge on or encourage especially by shouts; " The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
  9. cause ( somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; " She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee"
  10. The face; the countenance or its expression.
  11. Feeling; spirit; state of mind or heart.
  12. Gayety; mirth; cheerfulness; animation.
  13. That which promotes good spirits or cheerfulness; provisions prepared for a feast; entertainment; as, a table loaded with good cheer.
  14. A shout, hurrah, or acclamation, expressing joy enthusiasm, applause, favor, etc.
  15. To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
  16. To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
  17. To be in any state or temper of mind.
  18. To utter a shout or shouts of applause, triumph, etc.
  19. Cheerfulness.
  20. To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; - often with up.
  21. To grow cheerful; to become gladsome or joyous; - usually with up.
  22. Temper or state of mind; especially, a state of gladness or joy; that which is furnished for entertainment; a shout of applause; sometimes, luck.
  23. To gladden; encourage; applaud; to greet, especially with shouts of welcome.
  24. To be come glad; with up; to shout applause, etc.
  25. A shout of applause.
  26. That which makes the countenance glad: joy: a shout: kind treatment: entertainment: fare.
  27. To make the countenance glad: to comfort: to encourage: to applaud.
  28. Joy; encouragement; an approving shout; fare.
  29. To comfort; encourage; applaud with a cheer.
  30. To give an approving shout.
  31. To make or become cheerful; applaud with cheers; utter cheers.
  32. Provisions for a feast.
  33. An expression of cheerfulness; a state of gladness or joy; that which makes cheerful; entertainment; good fare; a shout of joy or applause.
  34. To gladden; to cause to rejoice; to applaud; to encourage.
  35. To grow cheerful; to raise a cheer.
  36. To receive with shouts of joy; to applaud; to comfort; to gladden; to infuse life into; to encourage; to become gladsome.
  37. A joyful shout; applause; mirth; provisions for a feast.

Antonyms for cheer

croak, reprove, embarrass, woefulness, despondency, daunt, eat, chagrin, discomfit, rile, terrify, repine, abase, bird, nonplus, hissing, spleen, sorrow, startle, frighten, grizzle, discontent, plain, grief, enervate, depression, bogart, mortify, distress, raspberry, unman, despondence, razz, plaintiveness, quetch, abash, disconsolateness, kvetch, hiss, get down, heartsickness, deaden, browbeat, confuse, solemnity, devitalize, despond, boo, blackness, petrify, exasperate, kick, sadden, expostulate, misery, Bronx Cheer, upbraid, sadness, growl, whistle, bile, blue devils, cow, darkness, torment, depress, soberness, wretchedness, overawe, unhappiness, admonish, bleed, torture, debase, heartbreak, remonstrate, cheapen, Solemnness, vex, dejection, lobotomize, jeer, deplore, grimness, agonize, weigh down, blackjack, anguish, downheartedness, graveness, inveigh, intimidate, persecute, horrify, chasten, snigger, yawp, unnerve, melancholy, appall, strong-arm, annoy, dreariness, mau-mau, sneer, sorrowfulness, desiccate, oppress, demoralize, earnestness, grate, disgruntlement, take down, joylessness, aggravate, confound, desperation, discouragement, snicker, chafe, heartache, grieve, dispirit, dishearten, warn, disconcert, shame, moodiness, doldrums, maunder, castrate, cold comfort, discourage, scarify, irritate, hoot, complain, booing, blues, forlornness, sorriness, faze, affright, dolefulness, caterwaul, gloom, put down, Desolateness, discompose, affliction, dampen, dispiritedness, degrade, mourning, bemoan, uncheerfulness, nettle, glumness, geld, suffer, chide, seriousness, shake up, bullyrag, despair, gibe, humiliate, dolorousness, frustrate, reprehend, catcall, bewilder, taunt, dehydrate, mournfulness, mourn, mopes, put off, hopelessness, bulldoze, bewail, sobersidedness, woe, smirk, glower, gravity, sound off, gloominess, squeal, snort, deject, dolor, sourness, desolation, Miserableness, oppression, dumps, terrorize, darken.

Quotes of cheer

  1. After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer – William R. Alger
  2. The time when there is no one there to feel sorry for you or to cheer for you is when a player is made. – Tim Duncan
  3. It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal. – Amy Grant
  4. People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming. – Gwen Ifill
  5. Let us be of cheer remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. – Amy Lowell
  6. There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment. – Orison Swett Marden
  7. The best of healers is good cheer – Pindar
  8. For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather; To cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands. – Christina G. Rossetti
  9. Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. – Carl Sandburg
  10. I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary. – Charles Spurgeon
  11. The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow. – Billy Sunday
  12. I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. – Margaret Thatcher

Usage examples for cheer

  1. Then Jane ran off, quick as she could, To cheer his heart with drink and food. – Country Sentiment by Robert Graves
  2. " Cheer up," encouraged Gud, " I feel it my duty to help you. – The Book of Gud by Dan Spain Harold Hersey
  3. I only meant to cheer you up a bit, that's all. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. Pretty birds come to my garden, And sing there the live- long day; Yes the birds and pretty flowers Help and cheer us on our way. – Our Boys and Other Poems by Alan L. Strang
  5. What could she now say or do to cheer Godwin? – The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume I (of 2) by Florence A. Thomas Marshall
  6. Cheer up, both of you, and try not to mind. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  7. Just what the trouble was, I did not know, but I had decided that it was up to me to try to cheer him up. – The Exploits of Elaine by Arthur B. Reeve
  8. But cheer up, and make the best of it. – The Wreckers of Sable Island by J. Macdonald Oxley
  9. These men are helpless things without us women to cheer them up, aren't they, Mrs. Larsen? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  10. You'll hear it through the wall and it'll mebbe cheer you up if you feel dowly. – The Privet Hedge by J. E. Buckrose
  11. That thought will cheer me as I go on my way." – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  12. Doesn't that cheer you, Dick? – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  13. Then they all made him good cheer as lay in their power. – Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table by Thomas Malory
  14. It was meant to cheer but it did not cheer – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  15. They were always anxious to help us or cheer us on our way. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  16. I thought to cheer them up, but they wept the more. – The University of Hard Knocks by Ralph Parlette
  17. In one he said: Mr. Rogers is perfectly satisfied that our course was right, absolutely right and wise- cheer up, the best is yet to come. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. Not a home to smile before me, Not a voice to cheer is heard; Hush! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  19. Thought I'd cheer you up a bit. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  20. No doubt I've made it look too serious, so cheer up! – The Passing of Ku Sui by Anthony Gilmore

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