joyousness

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
  1. noun
    the emotion of great happiness
    synonyms: joy, joyfulness
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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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