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- adj. joyous
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Causing joyfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Causing or inspiring gladness; joyful.
For there is nothing so joysome to record as the brightening story of a soul coming to its real birth from the travail of its sin and struggle.
Should drift across my heart while joysome memories rise
It was a joy to come on a home institution so far from home -- joysome, but a trifle disconcerting too, because all the keepers had died or gone on strike or something; and the lunatics, some of them being in uniform and some in civilian dress, were leaping from crag to crag, uttering maniacal shrieks.
"So -- so -- so joysome to see Boston folk," she stammered.
A joysome hour passed in "picnicking" the lunch, then Sally rang for the maid to remove the dishes.
If I colde sing that angell songe, how joysome I sholde bee!
This word, like many other adjectives in _-some_, is now less common than it was in Elizabethan English: many such adjectives are obsolete, _e. g._ laboursome, joysome, quietsome, etc. (see Trench's