Definitions for: Joyful


[adj] full of or suggesting exultant happiness; "a joyful heart"; "a joyful occasion"; "the joyous news"; "joyous laughter"
[adj] full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"
[adj] full of high-spirited delight



Webster (1913) Definition: Joy"ful, a.
Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful
heart. ``Joyful tidings.'' --Shak.

My soul shall be joyful in my God. --Is. lxi. 10.

Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life. --Pope.
-- Joy"ful*ly, adv. -- Joy"ful*ness, n.

Synonyms: beatific, elated, gleeful, happy, joyous, jubilant, overjoyed

Antonyms: sorrowful

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Famous Quotes Containing Joyful:


I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days - All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.

-- Charles Lamb (English Critic)

I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I'm busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.

-- John Templeton (American Businessman)

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.

-- Gilbert Parker (British Politician)

The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.

-- Charles Bent (American Politician)

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.

-- Joseph Ratzinger (German Clergyman)

To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.

-- Pope John Paul II (Polish Clergyman)

I think making a good film shot is joyful.

-- William Shatner (Canadian Actor)

For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.

-- Luciano Pavarotti (Italian Musician)

It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.

-- Larry King (American Entertainer)

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.

-- M. Scott Peck (American Psychologist)

Expect nothing at all and accept as a joyful surprise whatever good you find in matrimony.

-- Frank Leslie (American Artist)

THIS is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.

-- Donald Cargill (Scottish Clergyman)

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.

-- King Solomon ( Royalty)

One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.

-- Eugene O'Neill (American Dramatist)

Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!

-- Daniel Boone (American Explorer)


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