glad Definition

  • 1feeling pleasure, joy, or delight
  • 2causing happiness or pleasure

Using glad: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "glad" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    I'm so glad to see you!

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    She was glad that the rain had stopped.

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    He was glad when he heard the news.

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    I'm glad we decided to come here.

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    She gave a glad cry of relief.

glad Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with glad

  • glad tidings

    good news


    The messenger brought glad tidings of victory.

  • one's best clothes


    She put on her glad rags for the party.

  • glad-handing

    friendly and enthusiastic behaviour towards people, especially in order to win their support or approval


    The politician was accused of nothing more than glad-handing his constituents.


Summary: glad in Brief

The term 'glad' [ɡlæd] refers to a feeling of pleasure, joy, or delight, or something that causes happiness or pleasure. It is often used in phrases like 'glad tidings' and 'glad rags.' The word has synonyms like 'happy,' 'pleased,' and 'delighted,' and antonyms like 'sad' and 'unhappy.'

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