glad

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Inflections of 'glad' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
gladder
adj comparative
gladdest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'glad' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
glads
v 3rd person singular
gladding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
gladded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
gladded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
glad - happy - cheerful
‘glad’
If you are glad about something, you are pleased about it.
I'm so glad that you passed the exam.
She seemed glad of the chance to leave early.
‘happy’
You can also say that you are happy about something when you are pleased about it.
She was happy that his sister was coming.
If someone is contented and enjoys life, you say that they are happy.
She always seemed such a happy woman.
Be careful
Don't use ‘glad’ with this meaning, and don't use ‘glad’ in front of a noun. Don't say, for example, ‘She always seemed such a glad woman’.
‘cheerful’
If someone shows that they are happy by smiling and laughing a lot, you say that they are cheerful.
The men stayed cheerful and determined even when things got difficult.
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