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1. joy

noun. ['ˈdʒɔɪ'] the emotion of great happiness.

Synonyms

  • lightness
  • excitement
  • exuberance
  • exultation
  • joyousness
  • joyfulness
  • exhilaration
  • jubilance
  • emotion
  • elation
  • jubilation
  • high spirits

Antonyms

  • heaviness
  • darkness
  • exciting
  • unexciting

Etymology

  • joye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • joie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Joy

  • underemploy
  • unemploy
  • redeploy
  • flournoy
  • destroy
  • quemoy
  • mcvoy
  • mcroy
  • mccloy
  • lacroix
  • illinois
  • employ
  • deploy
  • bolshoi
  • sgroi
  • savoy
  • polloi
  • mckoy
  • mccoy
  • malloy
  • lavoy
  • lafoy
  • laboy
  • elroy
  • decoy
  • deboy
  • alroy
  • troy
  • stoy
  • ploy

How do you pronounce joy?

Pronounce joy as ʤɔɪ.

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Sentences with joy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Watching hummingbirds as they feed outside your window is such a joy.

Quotes about joy


1. Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

2. She gave up beauty in her tender youth, gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways; she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity, and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

3. Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

2. joy

noun. ['ˈdʒɔɪ'] something or someone that provides a source of happiness.

Synonyms

  • delight
  • pleasure

Antonyms

  • light
  • dysphoria
  • awkwardness

Etymology

  • joye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • joie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. joy

verb. ['ˈdʒɔɪ'] make glad or happy.

Synonyms

  • overjoy

Antonyms

  • hate
  • love

Etymology

  • joye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • joie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. joy

verb. ['ˈdʒɔɪ'] feel happiness or joy.

Synonyms

  • feel
  • cheer up
  • jump for joy
  • rejoice
  • be on cloud nine
  • experience
  • gladden
  • chirk up
  • exult
  • cheer

Antonyms

  • complain
  • fearlessness
  • depression
  • low spirits

Etymology

  • joye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • joie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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