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rejoicing

[ri-joi-sing] /rɪˈdʒɔɪ sɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person who rejoices.
2.
the feeling or the expression of joy.
3.
Often, rejoicings. an occasion for expressing joy.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see rejoice, -ing1
Related forms
rejoicingly, adverb
unrejoicing, adjective
Synonyms
1. celebration, merrymaking.
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rejoicing

n.

late 14c., verbal noun from rejoice (v.). Related: Rejoicingly.

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