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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Joyful \Joy"ful\, a.
Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad; as, a joyful
heart. "Joyful tidings." --Shak.
My soul shall be joyful in my God. --Is. lxi. 10.
Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life. --Pope.
-- Joy"ful*ly, adv. -- Joy"ful*ness, n.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a
joyful occasion" [ant: sorrowful]
2: full of high-spirited delight; "a joyful heart" [syn:
elated, gleeful, joyful, jubilant]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "joyful":
animating, beaming, beatific, beatified, blessed, blissful, blithe,
blithesome, buoyant, buxom, capering, cheerful, cheering, cheery,
chirping, convivial, dancing, delighted, ecstatic, effervescent,
elated, encouraging, enlivening, exhilarated, exhilarating,
expansive, exultant, festal, festive, flushed with joy, frivolous,
gala, gay, glad, gladdening, gladsome, gleeful, glowing, gratified,
happy, heart-warming, heartening, hilarious, in heaven,
in seventh heaven, inspiring, inspiriting, invigorating, jocular,
jocund, jolly, jovial, joyous, jubilant, laughing, laughter-loving,
leaping, light-hearted, lighthearted, merry, merrymaking,
mirth-loving, mirthful, on cloud nine, on the loose, overjoyed,
pleased, purring, radiant, rejoicing, risible, singing, smiling,
smirking, sparkling, starry-eyed, sunny, thrice happy,
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