Joyousness
Joyous Joy"ous, a. [OE. joyous, joious, joios, F. joyeux.See {Joy}.] Glad; gay; merry; joyful; also, affording or inspiring joy; with of before the word or words expressing the cause of joy. [1913 Webster]

Is this your joyous city? --Is. xxiii. 7. [1913 Webster]

They all as glad as birds of joyous prime. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

And joyous of our conquest early won. --Dryden.

Syn: Merry; lively; blithe; gleeful; gay; glad; mirthful; sportive; festive; joyful; happy; blissful; charming; delightful. -- {Joy"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Joy"ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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