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joyous

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Adjective, Noun
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joy=ous
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5 in 5 verses (in OT : 5 in 5 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

joyousa. [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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Is this your joyous city?"  [1913 Webster]
    "They all as glad as birds of joyous prime."  [1913 Webster]
    "And joyous of our conquest early won."
Syn. -- Merry; lively; blithe; gleeful; gay; glad; mirthful; sportive; festive; joyful; happy; blissful; charming; delightful.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

joyous, adj. (of an occasion, circumstance, etc.) characterized by pleasure or joy; joyful.

Derivative
joyously adv. joyousness n.

THESAURUS

joyous

animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, blessed, blissful, buxom, capering, cheerful, cheering, cheery, chirping, convivial, dancing, ecstatic, encouraging, enlivening, exhilarating, festal, festive, flushed with joy, frivolous, gala, gay, glad, gladdening, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, happy, heart-warming, heartening, hilarious, inspiring, inspiriting, invigorating, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, laughing, laughter-loving, leaping, lighthearted, merry, merrymaking, mirth-loving, mirthful, on the loose, purring, radiant, rapturous, rejoicing, risible, singing, smiling, smirking, sparkling, starry-eyed, thrice happy, transported

ROGET THESAURUS

joyous

Cheerfulness

N cheerfulness, geniality, gayety, l'allegro, cheer, good humor, spirits, high spirits, animal spirits, flow of spirits, glee, high glee, light heart, sunshine of the mind, sunshine of the breast, gaiete de coeur, bon naturel, liveliness, life, alacrity, vivacity, animation, allegresse, jocundity, joviality, jollity, levity, jocularity, mirth, merriment, hilarity, exhilaration, laughter, merrymaking, heyday, rejoicing, marriage bell, nepenthe, Euphrosyne, sweet forgetfulness, optimism, self complacency, hedonics, hedonism, cheerful, happy, cheery, cheerly, of good cheer, smiling, blithe, in spirits, in good spirits, breezy, bully, chipper, in high spirits, in high feather, happy as the day is long, happy as a king, gay as a lark, allegro, debonair, light, lightsome, light hearted, buoyant, debonnaire, bright, free and easy, airy, janty, jaunty, canty, hedonic, riant, sprightly, sprightful, spry, spirited, spiritful, lively, animated, vivacious, brisk as a bee, sparkling, sportive, full of play, full of spirit, all alive, sunny, palmy, hopeful, merry as a cricket, merry as a grig, merry as a marriage bell, joyful, joyous, jocund, jovial, jolly as a thrush, jolly as a sandboy, blithesome, gleeful, gleesome, hilarious, rattling, winsome, bonny, hearty, buxom, playful, playsome, folatre, playful as a kitten, tricksy, frisky, frolicsome, gamesome, jocose, jocular, waggish, mirth loving, laughter-loving, mirthful, rollicking, elate, elated, exulting, jubilant, flushed, rejoicing, cock-a-hoop, cheering, inspiriting, exhilarating, cardiac, cardiacal, pleasing, palmy, cheerfully, Int, never say die!, come!, cheer up!, hurrah!, hence loathed melancholy!, begone dull care!, away with melancholy!, a merry heart goes all the day, as merry as the day is long, ride si sapis.


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