Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of JOYFUL

Pronunciation:  'joyful

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

JOYFUL is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, buxom, capering, cheerful, cheering, cheery, chirping, convivial, dancing, delighted, ecstatic, effervescent, elated, encouraging, enlivening, exhilarated, exhilarating, expansive, exultant, festal, festive, flushed with joy, frivolous, gala, gay, glad, gladdening, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, gratified, happy, heartening, heart-warming, hilarious, in heaven, in seventh heaven, inspiring, inspiriting, invigorating, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyous, jubilant, laughing, laughter-loving, leaping, lighthearted, light-hearted, merry, merrymaking, mirthful, mirth-loving, on cloud nine, on the loose, overjoyed, pleased, purring, radiant, rejoicing, risible, singing, smiling, smirking, sparkling, starry-eyed, sunny, thrice happy, tickled pink