Definition of Joy

1. Noun. The emotion of great happiness.

Exact synonyms: Joyfulness, Joyousness
Generic synonyms: Emotion
Specialized synonyms: Elation, High Spirits, Lightness, Exultation, Jubilance, Jubilancy, Jubilation, Excitement, Exhilaration, Exuberance
Derivative terms: Joyous, Joyful, Joyful, Joyous
Antonyms: Sorrow



2. Verb. Feel happiness or joy.
Exact synonyms: Rejoice
Specialized synonyms: Cheer, Cheer Up, Chirk Up, Gladden, Be On Cloud Nine, Exult, Jump For Joy, Walk On Air
Generic synonyms: Experience, Feel
Derivative terms: Rejoicing

3. Noun. Something or someone that provides a source of happiness. "The new car is a delight"
Exact synonyms: Delight, Pleasure
Generic synonyms: Positive Stimulus
Derivative terms: Delight, Delight, Please

4. Verb. Make glad or happy. "The good news will joy her"
Exact synonyms: Gladden
Causes: Gladden
Specialized synonyms: Overjoy
Antonyms: Sadden

Definition of Joy

1. n. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.

2. v. i. To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.

3. v. t. To give joy to; to congratulate.

Definition of Joy

1. Proper noun. (English female given name). ¹

2. Noun. The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness. ¹

3. Noun. An activity etc which causes this feeling. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive archaic) To enjoy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Joy

1. to rejoice [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: rejoice

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