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joy·ous

joyous

 
 
pronunciation:
joI s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: full of joy; happy.
Have a joyous holiday!
synonyms:
delighted, joyful, jubilant, rapturous
antonyms:
depressing, miserable, sad
similar words:
glad, happy, pleased, satisfied, thrilled, transported
derivations: joyously (adv.), joyousness (n.)
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The word joyous contains the following part:
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix "-ous , -ious " attaches to Latin, Greek, and native English roots