Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Feeling, causing, or exhibiting joy. synonym: glad.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of joy; very glad; feeling delight; exulting.
  • Manifesting joy or rejoicing; arising from or expressing gladness; exultant.
  • Causing joy or gladness; giving happiness; delightful: as, a joyful sight.
  • Synonyms Festive, blithe, gay, joyous, happy, glad, delighted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of joy; having or causing joy; very glad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Feeling or causing joy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective full of or producing joy
  • adjective full of high-spirited delight

Etymologies

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From joy +‎ -ful.

Examples

  • Now what was the Horseherd to me, and what is he now, even if he has been brought to what he called a joyful end by his catarrh “verging upon a perfect asthma.”

    The Silesian Horseherd - Questions of the Hour

  • "After last year's success, in response to the extensive demand and after great effort, we have managed to organize the import of special costumes for Purim," they wrote in what they called a joyful notice for the holiday.

    Vos Iz Neias - (Yiddish:What's News?)

  • I go home after work everyday, sit down and drink a beer in joyful celebration of the real egg all over your [R] faces.

    Hoffman aides downplay 'un-concession'

  • Of course my own personal countdown clock continues to tick away in joyful anticipation as the bacon-wrapped leg of the James tour heads my way.

    Back in the U.S.S.A.

  • Of course my own personal countdown clock continues to tick away in joyful anticipation as the bacon-wrapped leg of the James tour heads my way.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • She was enjoying herself immensely and she laughed with me when I laughed at her in joyful surprise.

    Lance Mannion:

  • She was enjoying herself immensely and she laughed with me when I laughed at her in joyful surprise.

    All sorts and conditions in all sorts of condition

  • They sat on the floor like children at a birthday party, each of them wearing an expression of joyful anticipation, as if expecting the most wonderful present.

    a better woman

  • They sat on the floor like children at a birthday party, each of them wearing an expression of joyful anticipation, as if expecting the most wonderful present.

    a better woman

  • They sat on the floor like children at a birthday party, each of them wearing an expression of joyful anticipation, as if expecting the most wonderful present.

    a better woman

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  • you aint joyfull you emo!!!

    January 18, 2011