cher, cher’-fool-nes: The English word "cheer" meant:
(1) originally face, countenance (Greek kara, "head," through Old French, chere, "face"),
(2) then the expression on the face, especially
(3) the expression of good spirits, and finally
(4) good spirits, without any reference to the facial expression.
Cheerful occurs in
D. Miall Edwards