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Word of the Day 12/25/15 Joy

MERRY CHRISTMAS

or HAPPY FRIDAY, YA'LL!!


Joy (noun, verb)
joy [joi]


noun
1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
2. a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy.
3. the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4. a state of happiness or felicity.

verb (used without object)
5. to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.

verb (used with object)
6. Obsolete. to gladden.

Synonyms
1. rapture.
4. bliss. See pleasure.

Antonyms
1. misery, unhappiness, sorrow, grief.

Origin: 1175-1225; Middle English joy (e) < Old French joie, joye < Late Latin gaudia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of Latin gaudium joy, equivalent to gaud- (base of gaudēre to be glad) + -ium -ium

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haldoor
Dec. 25th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)
Merry Christmas Liz! Thank you so much for your dedication to the Word of the Day again this year, and just for being there for all the things for our wonderful little comm, my dear! ♥

I am loving all these Christmassy words recently, too! ;-)
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