joyfulness

Joyfulness is a state of being extremely happy. The joyfulness of a bunch of little kids in a bouncy castle is hard to beat.

Anything that gives you a sense of deep pleasure or excited happiness produces joyfulness, from being surprised by an old friend you haven't seen in years to watching your favorite team finally win a big competition. When you're experiencing true joyfulness, you can't help but smile. We can trace joyfulness back to a root that means "to rejoice."

Definitions of joyfulness
  1. noun
    the emotion of great happiness
    synonyms: joy, joyousness
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    sorrow
    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
    excitement, exhilaration
    the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    exuberance
    joyful enthusiasm
    triumph
    the exultation of victory
    bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill
    the swift release of a store of affective force
    intoxication
    excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety
    titillation
    a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
    euphoria, euphory
    a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
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    emotion
    any strong feeling
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