Definitions for: Joyous


[adj] full of or suggesting exultant happiness; "a joyful heart"; "a joyful occasion"; "the joyous news"; "joyous laughter"
[adj] full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Is this your joyous city? --Is. xxiii.
7.

They all as glad as birds of joyous prime. --Spenser.

And joyous of our conquest early won. --Dryden.

Syn: Merry; lively; blithe; gleeful; gay; glad; mirthful;
sportive; festive; joyful; happy; blissful; charming;
delightful. -- Joy"ous*ly, adv. -- Joy"ous*ness, n.

Synonyms: ecstatic, elated, enraptured, festal, festive, gala(a), gay, gleeful, happy, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, jubilant, merry, mirthful, rapturous, rhapsodic

Antonyms: joyless

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