What is the opposite of melancholy?

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Adjective
Opposite of characterized by, causing, or expressing sadness
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“They were certainly in a cheerful mood despite the unrelenting winds and impending storm.”
Adjective
Opposite of causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
“When confronting his fear of spiders, Craig would think of happy thoughts to calm himself.”
Adjective
Opposite of being deep in thought, or characterized by thoughtfulness
“During an unreflective time in his life, he was carefree and had very little to worry about.”
Adjective
Opposite of deeply pessimistic
“Some modern-day philosophers predict a promising future where mankind will live together in peace and harmony.”
Adjective
Opposite of creating a feeling of anxiety or despair
Adjective
Opposite of disturbing in nature due to references to death or dying
“The artist focuses on bright and colorful subjects that are appealing to the senses.”
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause
“He had never known such an overwhelming sense of happiness and joy until the birth of his child.”
Noun
Opposite of mental pressure or distress
“Then the coldness left him, and he found he was filled with calm.”
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