joy [ joi ]
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.
OTHER WORDS FROM JOY
WORDS RELATED TO JOY
satisfaction, comfort, humor, glee, delight, elation, cheer, charm, bliss, pride, amusement, wonder, indulgence, alleviation, rapture, jubilance, gladness, gaiety, revelry, sport
SYNONYMS FOR JOY
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SYNONYM STUDY FOR JOY
4. See pleasure.
ANTONYMS FOR JOY
1. misery, unhappiness, sorrow, grief.
Origin: First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English joy(e), from Old French joie, joye, from Late Latin gaudia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of Latin gaudium “joy,” equivalent to gaud- (base of gaudēre “to be glad”) + -ium-ium
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR JOY
Sterrett says every time she performs that melody, it feels like she’s “crashing the party,” bringing some joy and life to the somber proceedings.
BEETHOVEN’S 5TH SYMPHONY IS A LESSON IN FINDING HOPE IN ADVERSITY|CHARLIE HARDING|SEPTEMBER 11, 2020|VOX
When infused with fear, wonder, or joy, these memories always seem sharp enough to transport us back into those exact life events.
TOWARDS ‘ETERNAL SUNSHINE’? NEW LINKS FOUND BETWEEN MEMORY AND EMOTION|SHELLY FAN|JULY 28, 2020|SINGULARITY HUB
There are probably many messages of hate from people who do not share our joy.
A FAMILY MAKES HISTORY IN MEXICO|YARIEL VALDÉS GONZÁLEZ|JULY 15, 2020|WASHINGTON BLADE
Part of what makes us human is those kinds of questions, that kind of curiosity, that kind of joy.
THIS COSMOLOGIST KNOWS HOW IT’S ALL GOING TO END|DAN FALK|JUNE 22, 2020|QUANTA MAGAZINE
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