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Mirthfulness   Listen

Great merriment.  Synonyms: glee, gleefulness, hilarity, mirth.

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"Mirthfulness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Aaron, the oldest of our family, had removed to the dwelling of his father-in-law Amminadab: the house of Amram, his heritage, had become too small and plain for him and he left it to me. My companions avoided me; for my mirthfulness had departed and I patronized them with wretched arrogance because I could compose songs and beheld more in my visions than all the ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... the other hand which held his hat. Paul was always smiling, always glancing about him, seeming to feel that people might be watching him and trying to detect something. This conscious expression, since it was as far as possible from boyish mirthfulness, was usually ...
— Youth and the Bright Medusa • Willa Cather

... Mrs Snow wearied a little for the mirthfulness and laughter that had sometimes needed to be gently checked during her former visit. More than once, too, she fancied she saw a wistful look in Graeme's eyes as they followed her sister's movements, and she had much ado to keep from troubling ...
— Janet's Love and Service • Margaret M Robertson

... thousands only because the soul is wanting. No; but we say that as the diamond is found in the darkness of the mine, as the lightning shoots with most vivid flashes from the gloomiest cloud, so does mirthfulness frequently proceed from a heart susceptible of the deepest melancholy. Many and true are the simple tales of Irish life which could prove this. Many a fair laughing girl who has danced in happiness, light as a mote in the sunbeam, has been suddenly left in darkness, bowed down ...
— Lha Dhu; Or, The Dark Day - The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two • William Carleton

Words linked to "Mirthfulness" :   mirthful, gaiety, hilarity, merriment

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