Joy is the emotion of pleasure and happiness. Joy can also be the very thing that delights you. You might find great joy in learning new vocabulary. Or not.
Joy can also be used as a verb. You can joy in the fact that you have no homework for the weekend. Or, you might want to rejoice when the teacher announces that the test has been canceled. It's a real joy to use the word as an adjective, too. For example, receiving straight A's probably makes you extremely joyful.
n the emotion of great happiness
an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
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elation, high spirits, lightness
a feeling of joy and pride
exultation, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation
a feeling of extreme joy
the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
the exultation of victory
bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill
the swift release of a store of affective force
excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety
a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
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any strong feeling
v feel happiness or joy
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cheer, cheer up, chirk up
become glad or happy
be on cloud nine, exult, jump for joy, walk on air
feel extreme happiness or elation
exuberate, exult, jubilate, rejoice, triumph
to express great joy
buoy up, lighten, lighten up
become more cheerful
rejoice, triumph, wallow
be ecstatic with joy