joyful

Someone who's joyful is very happy. A joyful child will laugh with delight.

When you experience the feeling of joy, you're joyful. For many people, their wedding day, the birth of their children, or simply a beautiful summer afternoon can all be joyful occasions. To be joyful is beyond being happy — there is delight and a kind of bliss involved in feeling joyful. The noun joy is at the root of joyful, from the Old French joie with its Latin root of gaudere, "rejoice."

Definitions of joyful
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adj full of or producing joy

“make a joyful noise”
“a joyful occasion”
Synonyms:
happy
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
beatific
experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
overjoyed
extremely joyful
joyous
full of or characterized by joy
Antonyms:
sorrowful
experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
unhappy
experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
anguished, tormented, tortured
experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowing
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
bitter
expressive of severe grief or regret
brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick
full of sorrow
dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping
showing sorrow
elegiac
expressing sorrow often for something past
grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending
causing or marked by grief or anguish
lamenting, wailful, wailing
vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
lugubrious
excessively mournful
mournful, plaintive
expressing sorrow
sad
of things that make you feel sad
woebegone, woeful
affected by or full of grief or woe
joyless
not experiencing or inspiring joy
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adj full of high-spirited delight

“a joyful heart”
Synonyms:
elated, gleeful, jubilant
joyous
full of or characterized by joy

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