Joyousness is a feeling of being utterly delighted and happy. Your math class will erupt in joyousness at the news that a difficult exam is cancelled.

Joyousness is the state of experiencing joy, and we can trace the origin of both words back to the Latin root gaudia, "expressions of pleasure." Your joyousness often comes out when you're celebrating something wonderful, like your great-grandfather's birthday, or getting your driver's license, or the return of a long-lost friend. But there can also be a sense of joyousness during quieter moments of deep happiness.

Definitions of joyousness

n the emotion of great happiness

joy, joyfulness
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
joyful enthusiasm
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)
euphoria, euphory
a feeling of great (usually exaggerated) elation
Type of:
any strong feeling

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