5. Archaic Having a naturally cheerful disposition.
tr. & intr.v.glad·ded, glad·ding, gladsArchaic
[Middle English, from Old English gl?d; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: glad1, happy, cheerful, lighthearted, joyful, joyous These adjectives mean being in or showing good spirits. Glad often refers to the feeling that results from the gratification of a wish or from satisfaction with immediate circumstances: Some folks rail against other folks, because other folks have what some folks would be glad of (Henry Fielding). Happy applies to a pleasurable feeling of contentment: Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so (John Stuart Mill). Cheerful suggests characteristic good spirits: a cheerful volunteer. Lighthearted stresses the absence of care: He whistles as he goes, lighthearted wretch,/Cold and yet cheerful (William Cowper). Joyful and joyous suggest lively, often exultant happiness: a joyful heart; joyous laughter.
glad /gld/ adj.gladder, gladdest pleased: I am glad that you had a good time at the party.See: happy, USAGE NOTE.
Thesaurus: glad happy, delighted | elated. Ant. sad.