part of speech: adjective

inflections: gladder, gladdest

definition 1: happy; delighted; pleased or relieved.

  • It was a little cold, and Mona was glad she brought a sweater.
  • I had fun at my aunt’s house, but I am glad to be home now.

synonyms: delighted, gratified, happy, pleased

antonyms: sad, sick, sorry

definition 2: very willing.

  • We’ll be glad to help.

synonyms: ready, willing

antonyms: reluctant

derivations: gladly (adv.), gladness (n.)

Word History

Glad comes from an Old English word that means “shining” or “bright.”