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joy·ful

 (joi′fəl)
adj.
Feeling, causing, or exhibiting joy. See Synonyms at glad1.

joy′ful·ly adv.
joy′ful·ness n.

joyful

(ˈdʒɔɪfʊl)
adj
1. full of joy; elated
2. expressing or producing joy: a joyful look; a joyful occasion.
ˈjoyfully adv
ˈjoyfulness n

joy•ful

(ˈdʒɔɪ fəl)

adj.
1. full of joy; glad; delighted.
2. showing or expressing joy: a joyful look.
3. causing or bringing joy; delightful: a joyful event.
[1250–1300]
joy′ful•ly, adv.
joy′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.joyful - full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"
happy - enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
2.joyful - full of high-spirited delight; "a joyful heart"
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

joyful

adjective
1. pleasing, satisfying, engaging, charming, delightful, enjoyable, gratifying, agreeable, pleasurable Giving birth to a child is both painful and joyful.
2. delighted, happy, satisfied, glad, jolly, merry, gratified, pleased, jubilant, elated, over the moon (informal), jovial, rapt, enraptured, on cloud nine (informal), cock-a-hoop, floating on air, light-hearted, jocund, gladsome (archaic), blithesome We're a very joyful people.

joyful

adjective
1. Providing joy and pleasure:
2. Marked by festal celebration:
Translations
فَرِح، مُبْتَهِج
plný radosti
glædeliglykkelig
glaîur, glaîlegur
plný radosti
radosten

joyful

[ˈdʒɔɪfʊl] ADJ (gen) → feliz; [event, occasion] → festivo
to be joyful about sthalegrarse de algo

joyful

[ˈdʒɔɪfʊl] adjjoyeux/euse

joyful

adjfreudig, froh

joyful

[ˈdʒɔɪfʊl] adj (happy) → lieto/a; (cheerful) → gioioso/a

joy

(dʒoi) noun
1. great happiness. The children jumped for joy when they saw the new toys.
2. a cause of great happiness. Our son is a great joy to us.
ˈjoyful adjective
filled with, showing or causing joy. a joyful mood; joyful faces/news.
ˈjoyfully adverb
ˈjoyfulness noun
ˈjoyous adjective
joyful.
ˈjoyously adverb
References in classic literature ?
He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
With joyful pleasure do I consent', said David, adjusting his iron-rimmed spectacles, and producing his beloved little volume, which he immediately tendered to Alice.
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand.
When Clifford heard their sunny, buzzing murmur, in the heart of the great yellow blossoms, he looked about him with a joyful sense of warmth, and blue sky, and green grass, and of God's free air in the whole height from earth to heaven.
This was a large wooden house, built in a fashion of which there are specimens still extant in the streets of our older towns now moss -- grown, crumbling to decay, and melancholy at heart with the many sorrowful or joyful occurrences, remembered or forgotten, that have happened and passed away within their dusky chambers.
My song for ever shall record That terrible, that joyful hour; I give the glory to my God, His all the mercy and the power.
cried daggoo again with a joyful shout; and soon after, Queequeg was seen boldly striking out with one hand, and with the other clutching the long hair of the Indian.
There was no answer, but I heard a crash of something falling in the stable, and the next moment I gave a loud, joyful neigh, for I saw James coming through the smoke leading Ginger with him; she was coughing violently, and he was not able to speak.
It was long after midnight when Jurgis lay down upon the floor of Ostrinski's kitchen; and yet it was an hour before he could get to sleep, for the glory of that joyful vision of the people of Packingtown marching in and taking possession of the Union Stockyards!
He went down black and shaky, leaving the whole black community above troubled and worried and full of bodings; but he came back white and joyful, and the game was made
Then he cocked his head down and took another look; he glances up perfectly joyful, this time; winks his wings and his tail both, and says, 'Oh, no, this ain't no fat thing, I reckon
It's the gift of him that lays yonder, cold but joyful.