(?), n. [AS. gldnes.] State or quality of being glad; pleasure; joyful satisfaction; cheerfulness.
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They . . . did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.
Acts ii. 46.
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Gladness is rarely or never equivalent to mirth, merriment, gayety, and triumph, and it usually expresses less than delight. It sometimes expresses great joy.
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The Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day.
Esther viii. 17.
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