cheerfully vs pleasantly what difference

what is difference between cheerfully and pleasantly

English

Etymology

cheerful +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɪɹfəli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtʃɪəfəli/
  • Hyphenation: cheer‧ful‧ly

Adverb

cheerfully (comparative more cheerfully, superlative most cheerfully)

  1. In a cheerful manner.

Synonyms

  • cheerily
  • cheerly (archaic)

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • pleasauntlie, plesantlie, pleasauntly, plesantly, plesauntly (all obsolete)

Etymology

pleasant +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈplɛzəntli/
  • Hyphenation: pleas‧ant‧ly

Adverb

pleasantly (comparative more pleasantly, superlative most pleasantly)

  1. In a pleasant manner; so as to achieve a pleasant result.
    He smiled pleasantly at passersby.
    They were pleasantly surprised at the result.
  2. (degree) Lightly
  3. (obsolete) Ludicrously.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, ch. 1, Midas
      In workhouses, pleasantly so named, because work cannot be done in them.

Translations

References

  • Webster, Noah (1828), “pleasantly”, in An American Dictionary of the English Language

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