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joyous

[joi-uh s] /ˈdʒɔɪ əs/
adjective
1.
joyful; happy; jubilant:
the joyous sounds of children at play.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French joios. See joy, -ous
Related forms
joyously, adverb
joyousness, noun
overjoyous, adjective
overjoyously, adverb
overjoyousness, noun
unjoyous, adjective
unjoyously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for joyousness

joyous

/ˈdʒɔɪəs/
adjective
1.
having a happy nature or mood
2.
joyful
Derived Forms
joyously, adverb
joyousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for joyousness

joyous

adj.

c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.

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