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joyful

joy·ful

joyful

 
pronunciation:
joI fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: full of joy; feeling, expressing, or causing great happiness.
joyful newlywedsa joyful smileShe brought joyful news.
synonyms:
beatific, blissful, delighted, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, exultant, joyous, jubilant, rapturous
antonyms:
depressing, depressing, distressing, down, joyless, miserable, sad, sorrowful, tragic, woeful
similar words:
blessed, festive, glad, happy, pleased, radiant, satisfied, thrilled, transported
derivations: joyfully (adv.), joyfulness (n.)
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