Synonyms for joy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : joi
Phonetic Transcription : dʒɔɪ

Top 10 synonyms for joy Other synonyms for the word joy

Définition of joy

Origin :
  • c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
  • noun great happiness, pleasure
Example sentences :
  • On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The tidings were hailed with joy; not only by the young couple, but by all the villagers.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Kiss me, my brother, and let my tears run only from my pride and joy!
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • What a joy it was to get away from stuffy courts of justice into the pure Warwickshire air.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He was received with joy for the service he had rendered to the Italian people.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Scarce was there an eye but what was suffused with tears of joy.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • All the joy of life seems to me to hang on that little phrase.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • That night there was joy in the presence of the angels of God over a new-born soul.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • A rush of joy thrilled through George as he heard the words.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Her first thought was of the lovely things of the country and the joy of them.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Antonyms for joy

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