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Meaning of JOYOUS

Pronunciation:  'joyus

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 characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"

JOYOUS is a 6 letter word that starts with J.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Joy"ous\, a. [OE. joyous, joious, joios, F. joyeux.See
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.

      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.

Thesaurus Terms
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