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joy·ful

joyful

 
pronunciation:
joI fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: feeling, showing, or causing great happiness; glad; happy.
He gave her a joyful smile.She laughed when she heard the joyful news.
synonyms:
delighted, joyous, jubilant, rapturous
antonyms:
depressing, distressing, down, miserable, sad, tragic
similar words:
festive, glad, happy, pleased, radiant, satisfied, thrilled, transported
derivations: joyfully (adv.), joyfulness (n.)
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The word joyful contains the following part:
-ful1 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means full of
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The suffix -ful1 attaches to native English nouns to form adjectives.