chipper

chipper
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj., informal, lively, gay.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. in good spirits, lively, cheerful, jaunty; see happy 1 , lively 2 , sprightly .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
cheerful, buoyant, high-spirited, cheery, sunny, bright, vivacious, zippy, lively, sprightly, gay, jaunty.
ANT.: grim, glum, slothful, melancholy
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Very brisk, alert, and full of high spirits: animated, bouncy, dashing, high-spirited, lively, pert, spirited, vivacious. Informal: peppy. Idioms: bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, full of life. See ACTION. 2. Being in or showing good spirits: bright, cheerful, cheery, happy, light-hearted, sunny. See HAPPY.

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