Joyous

  • 1 Joyous — Joy ous, a. [OE. joyous, joious, joios, F. joyeux.See {Joy}.] Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy. [1913 Webster] Is this your joyous city? Is. xxiii. 7. [1913… …

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  • 2 joyous — (adj.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. joyous, O.Fr. joios happy, cheerful, merry, glad (12c., Mod.Fr. joyeux), from joie (see JOY (Cf. joy)). Related: Joyously; joyousness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 joyous — index ecstatic, felicitous, jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 joyous — joyful, happy, *glad, cheerful, lighthearted Analogous words: blithe, jocund, *merry: rapturous, ecstatic, transported (see corresponding nouns at ECSTASY) Antonyms: lugubrious Contrasted words: dolorous, doleful, *melancholy: *miserable,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 joyous — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly literary ▪ full of happiness and joy. DERIVATIVES joyously adverb joyousness noun …

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  • 6 joyous — [joi′əs] adj. [ME < OFr joios < joie,JOY] full of joy; happy; glad SYN. HAPPY joyously adv. joyousness n …

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  • 7 joyous — [[t]ʤɔ͟ɪ͟əs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Joyous means extremely happy. [LITERARY] She had made their childhood so joyous and carefree. ...a joyous celebration of life. Syn: joyful Ant: joyless Derived words: joyously ADV GRADED Sarah accepted joyously …

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  • 8 joyous — joy|ous [ˈdʒɔıəs] adj literary very happy, or likely to make people very happy ▪ a joyous occasion ▪ Our music is a joyous celebration of life. >joyously adv >joyousness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 joyous — joyously, adv. joyousness, n. /joy euhs/, adj. joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play. [1275 1325; ME < AF; OF joios. See JOY, OUS] * * * …

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  • 10 joyous — adj. Joyous is used with these nouns: ↑celebration, ↑occasion, ↑reunion, ↑shout …

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  • 11 joyous — adjective literary very happy, or likely to make people very happy: a joyous occasion joyously adverb joyousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 joyous — joy•ous [[t]ˈdʒɔɪ əs[/t]] adj. joyful; happy; jubilant: a joyous shout[/ex] • Etymology: 1275–1325; < AF; OF joios. See joy joy′ous•ly, adv. joy′ous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 joyous — joyful / joyous [adj] happy blithesome, cheerful, cheery, delighted, ecstatic, effervescent, elated, enjoyable, enraptured, expansive, festive, flying*, gay, glad, gladsome, gratified, heartening, high*, high as a kite*, jubilant, lighthearted,… …

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  • 14 joyous — adjective Date: 14th century joyful • joyously adverb • joyousness noun …

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  • 15 joyous — adjective Full of joy; happy. See Also: joy, joyful, joyfulness, joyfully, joyously …

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  • 16 joyous — Synonyms and related words: animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, blessed, blissful, buxom, capering, cheerful, cheering, cheery, chirping, convivial, dancing, ecstatic, encouraging, enlivening, exhilarating, festal, festive, flushed with joy …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 joyous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. blithe, glad, joyful; see happy 1 . See Synonym Study at happy . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. see joyful III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Providing joy and pleasure: cheerful, cheery, festive, glad, happy,… …

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  • 18 joyous — joy|ous [ dʒɔıəs ] adjective LITERARY causing happy feelings ╾ joy|ous|ly adverb ╾ joy|ous|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 joyous — adj. St Swithin, 36 …

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  • 20 joyous — joy·ous || dʒɔɪəs adj. happy, gay, jubilant, merry …

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