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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.

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 ?
But he longed so passionately to tell somebody of his joyful condition that he said: 'Nikita!'
And this waiting was uncanny and yet joyful. Then suddenly his joy was completed.
Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? Oh, yes!
This is the most joyful hour he has ever given us since the day of his birth.
The day was bright and sunny after a sharp night frost, and the cheerful glitter of that autumn day was in keeping with the news of victory which was conveyed, not only by the tales of those who had taken part in it, but also by the joyful expression on the faces of soldiers, officers, generals, and adjutants, as they passed Rostov going or coming.
She rushed out at an opposite door from the one her uncle was approaching, and was walking up and down the East room ill the utmost confusion of contrary feeling, before Sir Thomas's politeness or apologies were over, or he had reached the beginning of the joyful intelligence which his visitor came to communicate.
The atmosphere rare and pure, danger near and the spirit full of a joyful wickedness: thus are things well matched.
Levin looked round at her, and was struck by the joyful radiance on her face, and unconsciously her feeling infected him.
The Village of Wish-ram.- Roguery of the Inhabitants.- Their Habitations.- Tidings of Astoria.- Of the Tonquin Massacre.- Thieves About the Camp.-A Band of Braggarts- Embarkation.- Arrival at Astoria.-A Joyful Reception.- Old Comrades- Adventures of Reed, M'Lellan, and M'Kenzie Among the Snake River Mountains.- Rejoicing at Astoria.
It might be a joyful thing that Maggie had a rich and handsome lover, but she would naturally feel embarrassed at coming in again; and it might not be joyful.
'This is a joyful occasion indeed, extremely joyful.
With a joyful whinny I trotted up to her; we were both glad to meet, but I soon found that it was not for our pleasure that she was brought to be with me.