joyful (adj.) mid-13c., from JOY (Cf. joy) + -FUL (Cf. -ful). Related: Joyfully; joyfulness.

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  • joyful — index ecstatic, felicitous, jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • joyful — joyous, cheerful, happy, *glad, lighthearted Analogous words: blithe, jocund, *merry, jolly: buoyant, effervescent, expansive (see ELASTIC) Antonyms: joyless Contrasted words: *despondent, despairing, desperate, forlorn, hopeless: depressed,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • joyful — / joyous [adj] happy blithesome, cheerful, cheery, delighted, ecstatic, effervescent, elated, enjoyable, enraptured, expansive, festive, flying*, gay, glad, gladsome, gratified, heartening, high*, high as a kite*, jubilant, lighthearted, merry,… …   New thesaurus

  • joyful — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ feeling or causing joy. DERIVATIVES joyfully adverb joyfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • joyful — [joi′fəl] adj. feeling, expressing, or causing joy; glad; happy SYN. HAPPY joyfully adv. joyfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • Joyful — Infobox Album Name = Joyful Type = studio Artist = Ayọ Released = Start date|2006|6|20 Recorded = Sony music studios New York City, January 2006 Genre = Soul Length = 45:42 Label = Polydor Producer = Jay Newland Reviews = * Marie Claire… …   Wikipedia

  • joyful — [[t]ʤɔ͟ɪfʊl[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is joyful causes happiness and pleasure. [FORMAL] Giving birth to a child is both painful and joyful... A wedding is a joyful celebration of love. 2) ADJ GRADED Someone who is joyful is extremely… …   English dictionary

  • joyful — adjective 1) his joyful mood Syn: cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, sunny, joyous, lighthearted, in good spirits, bubbly, exuberant, ebullient, cheery, smiling, mirthful, radiant; jubilant, overjoyed …   Thesaurus of popular words

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