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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Famous Quotes Containing Joyous:


For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.

-- Lawrence Durrell (British Writer)

The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.

-- Carl Sagan (American Scientist)

When it's working, what acting is really about is getting into the essence of a moment in a creative, joyous way - through whatever frees you up.

-- Lili Taylor (American Actress)

Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous.

-- Coco Chanel (French Designer)

I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release.

-- Naveen Andrews (British Actor)

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.

-- Walker Evans (American Photographer)

I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy.

-- Jason Alexander (American Actor)

Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.

-- Dirk Benedict (American Actor)

An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married.

-- Billie Burke (American Actress)

I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them.

-- Pierre Loti (French Writer)

You can have a bad day, but as soon as you set foot on that stage it's joyous.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order.

-- Vinoba Bhave (Indian Educator)

I only wish Chet Atkins could be here for this joyous occasion.

-- Brenda Lee (American Musician)

There was never anything like it before in history. It was a different kind of joyous, happy screaming.

-- Jo Stafford (American Musician)

Dance is so joyous.

-- Graeme Murphy (Australian Dancer)

The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.

-- William Arthur Ward (American Writer)

People only talk about what a joyous experience it is, but there is terror: Your life, as you know it, is over. It's over the day that child is born. It's over, and something completely new starts.

-- Bill Murray (American Actor)

A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy.

-- Thomas Carlyle (Scottish Philosopher)

If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America.

-- Louis Farrakhan (American Activist)

Before this distinguished assembly and the world, the bells today proclaim the joyous tidings of the completion of this quietly soaring tower.

-- Earl Warren (American Judge)

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

-- Khalil Gibran ( Poet)

In disposition the Negro is joyous, flexible, and indolent; while the many nations which compose this race present a singular diversity of intellectual character, of which the far extreme is the lowest grade of humanity.

-- Samuel George Morton (American Scientist)

The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort - the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing - the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.

-- Andy Rooney ( Journalist)

Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.

-- Charles Buxton (English Public Servant)

It is at once the most overwhelmingly frustrating and exasperating task and the most joyous and rewarding experience to make human beings out of children.

-- Neil Kurshan ( -)

Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up.

-- Kathie Lee Gifford (American Entertainer)

Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor.

-- Paul Hawken ( Environmentalist)

For in the theoretical field bourgeois economics no longer engages in blithe and joyous fights.

-- Rudolf Hilferding (Austrian Economist)

The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous.

-- David Icke (English Athlete)

I think to have done 'Titanic' would have been a tortuous experience altogether. I feel good about where my life is, now. I feel free and joyous and happy and more liberated than I have ever been.

-- Fay Wray (American Actress)


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