HyperDic: joy

English > 4 senses of the word joy:
NOUNfeelingjoy, joyousness, joyfulnessthe emotion of great happiness
cognitionjoy, delight, pleasuresomething or someone that provides a source of happiness
VERBemotionjoy, rejoicefeel happiness or joy
emotionjoy, gladdenmake glad or happy
joy > pronunciation
Soundsjhoy'
Rhymesenjoy ... killjoy: 3 rhymes with jhoy...
English > joy: 4 senses > noun 1, feeling
MeaningThe emotion of great happiness.
Synonymsjoyousness, joyfulness
Narrowerelation, high spirits, lightnessA feeling of joy and pride
exhilaration, excitementThe feeling of lively and cheerful joy
exuberancejoyful enthusiasm
exultation, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilationA feeling of extreme / extreme joy
rhapsodyAn enthusiastic expression of emotion
BroaderemotionAny strong feeling
OppositesorrowAn emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
Spanishalegría, gozo, ilusión, joya, júbilo, regocijo
Catalanalegria, il·lusió, joia
Adjectivesjoyousfull of or characterized by joy
Verbsjoyfeel happiness or joy
joymake glad or happy
English > joy: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething or someone that provides a source of happiness.
Example"a joy to behold"
Synonymsdelight, pleasure
Broaderpositive stimulusA stimulus with desirable consequences
Spanishalegría, deleite, delicia, gozada, gozo, placer
Catalanalegria, delit, gust, plaer
Verbsjoymake glad or happy
English > joy: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningFeel happiness or joy.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymrejoice
Caused byelate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicateFill with high spirits
Narrowercheer, cheer up, chirk upBecome cheerful
exult, walk on air, be on cloud nine, jump for joyFeel extreme / extreme happiness or elation
gladdenBecome glad or happy
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Spanishregocijarse
Catalanalegrar-se, alegrar
Nounsjoythe emotion of great happiness
English > joy: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningmake glad or happy.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will joy her
Synonymgladden
Cause togladdenBecome glad or happy
NarroweroverjoyCause to feel extremely joyful or happy
Oppositesaddenmake unhappy
Spanishalegrar, regocijar
Catalanagradar, alegrar-se, alegrar, animar, plaure
Nounsjoysomething or someone that provides a source of happiness
joythe emotion of great happiness

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