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  • 1 Joyful — Joy ful, a. Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful heart. Joyful tidings. Shak. [1913 Webster] My soul shall be joyful in my God. Is. lxi. 10. [1913 Webster] Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life. Pope. {Joy ful*ly}, adv …

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  • 2 Joyful — Album par Ayọ Sortie 12 juin 2006 …

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

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  • 4 joyful — (adj.) mid 13c., from JOY (Cf. joy) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Joyfully; joyfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 joyful — joyous, cheerful, happy, *glad, lighthearted Analogous words: blithe, jocund, *merry, jolly: buoyant, effervescent, expansive (see ELASTIC) Antonyms: joyless Contrasted words: *despondent, despairing, desperate, forlorn, hopeless: depressed,… …

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  • 6 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, merry,… …

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  • 7 joyful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or causing joy. DERIVATIVES joyfully adverb joyfulness noun …

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  • 8 joyful — [joi′fəl] adj. feeling, expressing, or causing joy; glad; happy SYN. HAPPY joyfully adv. joyfulness n …

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  • 9 Joyful — Infobox Album Name = Joyful Type = studio Artist = Ayọ Released = Start date|2006|6|20 Recorded = Sony music studios New York City, January 2006 Genre = Soul Length = 45:42 Label = Polydor Producer = Jay Newland Reviews = * Marie Claire… …

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  • 10 joyful — [[t]ʤɔ͟ɪfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is joyful causes happiness and pleasure. [FORMAL] Giving birth to a child is both painful and joyful... A wedding is a joyful celebration of love. 2) ADJ GRADED Someone who is joyful is extremely… …

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  • 11 joyful — adjective 1) his joyful mood Syn: cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, sunny, joyous, lighthearted, in good spirits, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cheery, smiling, mirthful, radiant; jubilant, overjoyed …

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  • 12 joyful — adj. joyful about, over * * * [ dʒɔɪf(ə)l] over joyful about …

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  • 13 joyful — joy|ful [ˈdʒɔıfəl] adj very happy, or likely to make people very happy ▪ Christmas is a joyful occasion for children. ▪ the joyful news >joyfully adv >joyfulness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 joyful — adjective 1) his joyful mood Syn: cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, sunny, joyous, cheery, smiling, mirthful, jubilant, gleeful, jovial 2) joyful news Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 15 joyful — joy•ful [[t]ˈdʒɔɪ fəl[/t]] adj. 1) full of joy; glad; delighted 2) showing or expressing joy: a joyful look[/ex] 3) causing or bringing joy; delightful: a joyful event[/ex] • Etymology: 1250–1300 joy′ful•ly, adv. joy′ful•ness, n …

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  • 16 joyful — joyfully, adv. joyfulness, n. /joy feuhl/, adj. 1. full of joy, as a person or one s heart; glad; delighted. 2. showing or expressing joy, as looks, actions, or speech. 3. causing or bringing joy, as an event, a sight, or news; delightful: the… …

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  • 17 joyful — adj. Joyful is used with these nouns: ↑reunion …

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  • 18 joyful — adjective very happy, or likely to make people very happy: the joyful news joyfully adverb joyfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 joyful — adjective Date: 13th century experiencing, causing, or showing joy ; happy • joyfully adverb • joyfulness noun …

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  • 20 joyful — adjective /ˈdʒɔɪfəl/ Feeling or causing joy. See Also: joyfully, joyfulness …

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