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1. joyous

adjective. ['ˈdʒɔɪəs'] full of or characterized by joy.

Synonyms

  • festal
  • joyful
  • merry
  • jolly
  • jocund
  • ecstatic
  • happy
  • festive
  • rapt
  • jovial
  • rapturous
  • mirthful
  • gleeful
  • elated
  • jubilant
  • rhapsodic
  • enraptured

Antonyms

  • joyless
  • unhappy
  • sorrowful
  • colourless

Etymology

  • joieus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -eus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Joyous

  • acrimonious
  • adulterous
  • advantageous
  • adventurous
  • adventurous
  • agregious
  • aldous
  • all-purpose
  • ambidextrous
  • ambidextrous
  • ambiguous
  • ambitious
  • amorous
  • amorphous
  • amphibious
  • analogous
  • androgynous
  • animous
  • anomalous
  • anonymous

Example sentences of the word joyous


1. Adjective
Some call this part of the day a joyous time to celebrate the deceased's life.

Quotes containing the word joyous


1. Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows.
- Charles Buxton

2. love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
- Kahlil Gibran, Prophet Hb

3. It did not look like the work of God, but it might have represented the handicraft of a God with a joyous sense of humor, a dancing God who loved mischief as much as prayer, and playfulness as much as mischief.
- Pat Conroy, South of Broad

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