Un-rejoicing

rejoicing

[ri-joi-sing]
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:
1325–75; Middle English; see rejoice, -ing1

rejoicingly, adverb
unrejoicing, adjective


1. celebration, merrymaking.
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Word Origin & History

rejoice
c.1300, "to enjoy the possession of," from O.Fr. rejoiss-, stem of rejoissant, prp. of rejoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, intensive prefix + joir "be glad," from L. gaudere "rejoice" (see joy). Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c.
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