Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 12/02/19 Joy

Joy (noun, verb)
joy [joi]
(previously 12-25-15)

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
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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 gaudere to be glad) + -ium -ium

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