Synonyms for joyful
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote
Happy primarily refers to something that comes "by good hap," a chance that brings prosperity, benefit, or success.
And grasps the skirts of happy chance.
TennysonIn Memoriam lxiii, st. 2.
In this sense happy is closely allied to fortunate and lucky. (See FORTUNATE.) Happy has, however, so far diverged from this original sense as to apply to advantages where chance is not recognized, or is even excluded by direct reference to the divine will, when it becomes almost equivalent to blessed.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth.
Job v, 17.
Happy is also applied to the ready dexterity or skill by which favorable results (usually in minor matters) are secured, when it becomes a synonym for dexterous, felicitous, and the associated words; as, he has a happy wit; happy at retort (compare CLEVER). In its most frequent present use, happy is applied to the state of one enjoying happiness, or to that by which happiness is expressed; as, a happy heart; a happy face; happy laughter; happy tears (compare synonyms for HAPPINESS). Cheerful applies to the possession or expression of a moderate and tranquil happiness. A cheery word spontaneously gives cheer to others; a cheering word is more distinctly planned to cheer and encourage. Gay applies to an effusive and superficial happiness (often not really worthy of that name) perhaps resulting largely from abundant animal spirits: we speak of gay revelers or a gay horse. A buoyant spirit is, as it were, borne up by joy and hope. A sunny disposition has a constant tranquil brightness that irradiates all who come within its influence.
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blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, cheery, delighted, delightful, dexterous, felicitous, fortunate, gay, glad, happy, jocund, jolly, joyous, lucky, merry, mirthful, pleased, prosperous, rapturous, rejoiced, rejoicing, smiling, sprightly, successful, sunny
A happy event for him; happy at a reply; happy in his home, with his friends, among his children; happy at the discovery, over his success.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes
Princeton's WordNet3.5 / 2 votes
full of or producing joy
"make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"
elegiac, mournful, lamenting, mourning(a), tearful, brokenhearted, sorrowing(a), dolourous, dolorous, heartsick, bitter, lugubrious, grief-stricken, sad, bereaved, grievous, woebegone, heartrending, tormented, weeping, sorrowful, joyless, grieving, tortured, plaintive, heartbroken, anguished, woeful, bereft, heartbreaking, wailful, lachrymose, wailing
elated, gleeful, joyful, jubilantadjective
full of high-spirited delight
"a joyful heart"
heartsick, tearful, wailful, woebegone, lachrymose, lugubrious, heartrending, dolourous, woeful, grievous, sad, bitter, weeping, sorrowful, heartbreaking, sorrowing(a), joyless, wailing, bereft, grief-stricken, plaintive, heartbroken, mourning(a), dolorous, mournful, tortured, tormented, elegiac, lamenting, brokenhearted, bereaved, anguished, grieving
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Song lyrics by joyful -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by joyful on the Lyrics.com website.
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As you express joy, you draw it out of those you meet, creating joyful people and joyful events. The greater the joy you express,the more joy you experience.
It’s created the expectation that we are available 24/7, it’s impossible to enjoy your life and feel profoundly, truly joyful if you don’t give yourself time to rest. Even social media, which allows us to connect with more people, has been shown to impact well-being, not least because it taunts us with perfect, airbrushed versions of others’ lives.
I started photographing the couple and the family, it was such a joyful few minutes.
I laughed a lot during this shoot. We gave a lot during the takes but in between it was very joyful, very easy.
Imagine it's your spouse, personality changes, memory is different, language and communication is different, you don't know what is going on. Then you start getting answers, and you get a sense of how to play to his strengths and minimize his weaknesses. Here are travel tips, communication tips, and safety issues; here are ways to stay happy and joyful, even though this is a new chronic illness.
Translations for joyful
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- سعيد, مفرحArabic
- joiósCatalan, Valencian
- erfreut, erfreulich, freudig, frohGerman
- gozoso, alegreSpanish
- allègre, joyeuxFrench
- joyoza, joyemaIdo
- jautrs, dzīvespriecīgsLatvian
- весёлый, радостныйRussian
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