Definitions for: Joyousness


[n] the emotion of great happiness



Synonyms: joy, joyfulness

Antonyms: sorrow

See Also: elation, emotion, excitement, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, high spirits, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation




Famous Quotes Containing Joyousness:


I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.

-- Henri Matisse (French Artist)

There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise.

-- William James (American Philosopher)

So we do have our exits and our entrances and we are perhaps mere, but I think if one keep a certain joyousness in life which should be in playing, then good for one, but it's slightly more serious than that.

-- Janet Suzman (South African Actress)


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