Synonyms for joyful
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Compare synonyms for GRIEF.
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.
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
Dictionary of English Synonymes
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I'm a joyful warrior, there is a difference between just sitting back and watching someone try to hijack a party that I believe will allow people to rise up again.
Make everyday a positive day. Make it joyful and beautiful in everyway.
Yoga teaches Patience. Yoga teaches Endurance. Yoga teaches to be Kind. Yoga teaches to be Compassionate. Yoga teaches to be Fearless. Yoga teaches to be Present. Yoga teaches us to be Joyful. Yoga teaches us many life lessons everyday.
Dare to live, be the best alive, joyful, curious and passionate you today in each thing you do, dont take tomorrow for granted
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.
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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