joyed

joy

[joi]
noun
1.
the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
2.
a source or cause of keen pleasure or delight; something or someone greatly valued or appreciated: Her prose style is a pure joy.
3.
the expression or display of glad feeling; festive gaiety.
4.
a state of happiness or felicity.
verb (used without object)
5.
to feel joy; be glad; rejoice.
verb (used with object)
6.
Obsolete. to gladden.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English joy(e) < Old French joie, joye < Late Latin gaudia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of Latin gaudium joy, equivalent to gaud- (base of gaudēre to be glad) + -ium -ium

unjoyed, adjective


1. rapture. 4. bliss. See pleasure.


1. misery, unhappiness, sorrow, grief.
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joy (dʒɔɪ)
 
n
1.  a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment
2.  something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness
3.  an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing
4.  informal (Brit) success; satisfaction: I went to the bank for a loan, but got no joy
 
vb
5.  (intr) to feel joy
6.  obsolete (tr) to make joyful; gladden
 
[C13: from Old French joie, from Latin gaudium joy, from gaudēre to be glad]

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joy
early 13c., "feeling of pleasure and delight," from O.Fr. joie, from L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE base *gau- (cf. Gk. gaio "I rejoice," M.Ir. guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is Amer.Eng., 1908; joy stick is 1910, aviators' slang for the control lever of an airplane.
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