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 for joyful
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.
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           My soul shall be joyful in my God.       --Is. lxi. 10.
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           Sad for their loss, but joyful of our life. --Pope.
     -- Joy"ful*ly, adv. -- Joy"ful*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  joyful
      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,
     tickled pink
  
  

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