- Joyous Joy"ous, a. [OE. joyous, joious, joios, F. joyeux.See
Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy;
with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy.
Is this your joyous city? --Is. xxiii. 7. [1913 Webster]
They all as glad as birds of joyous prime. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
And joyous of our conquest early won. --Dryden.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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joyous — (adj.) c.1300, from Anglo Fr. joyous, O.Fr. joios happy, cheerful, merry, glad (12c., Mod.Fr. joyeux), from joie (see JOY (Cf. joy)). Related: Joyously; joyousness … Etymology dictionary
joyous — index ecstatic, felicitous, jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
joyous — joyful, happy, *glad, cheerful, lighthearted Analogous words: blithe, jocund, *merry: rapturous, ecstatic, transported (see corresponding nouns at ECSTASY) Antonyms: lugubrious Contrasted words: dolorous, doleful, *melancholy: *miserable,… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
joyous — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly literary ▪ full of happiness and joy. DERIVATIVES joyously adverb joyousness noun … English terms dictionary
joyous — [joi′əs] adj. [ME < OFr joios < joie,JOY] full of joy; happy; glad SYN. HAPPY joyously adv. joyousness n … English World dictionary
joyous — [[t]ʤɔ͟ɪ͟əs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Joyous means extremely happy. [LITERARY] She had made their childhood so joyous and carefree. ...a joyous celebration of life. Syn: joyful Ant: joyless Derived words: joyously ADV GRADED Sarah accepted joyously … English dictionary
joyous — joy|ous [ˈdʒɔıəs] adj literary very happy, or likely to make people very happy ▪ a joyous occasion ▪ Our music is a joyous celebration of life. >joyously adv >joyousness n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
joyous — joyously, adv. joyousness, n. /joy euhs/, adj. joyful; happy; jubilant: the joyous sounds of children at play. [1275 1325; ME < AF; OF joios. See JOY, OUS] * * * … Universalium
joyous — adj. Joyous is used with these nouns: ↑celebration, ↑occasion, ↑reunion, ↑shout … Collocations dictionary
joyous — adjective literary very happy, or likely to make people very happy: a joyous occasion joyously adverb joyousness noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English