Definition of Joyousness

1. Noun. The emotion of great happiness.

Exact synonyms: Joy, Joyfulness
Generic synonyms: Emotion
Specialized synonyms: Elation, High Spirits, Lightness, Exultation, Jubilance, Jubilancy, Jubilation, Excitement, Exhilaration, Exuberance
Derivative terms: Joy, Joy, Joyous, Joyful, Joyful, Joyous
Antonyms: Sorrow

Definition of Joyousness

1. Noun. the state of being joyous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Joyousness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joyousness

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Literary usage of Joyousness

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1. The Soul of Ireland by William J. Lockington (1920)
"Religion properly understood and practiced is a spring of unending joyousness, welling in the heart and independent of the mutable things of time. ..."

2. Principles of Political Economy by Joseph Shield Nicholson (1901)
"The joyousness of Christianity. It has sometimes been held, both in thought and ... joyousness of heart is the very fruit and bloom of Christian faith. ..."

3. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Antonello da Messina.—Internal Prosperity and Social Brilliance of Venice.—Sante Conversazioni.—The joyousness of Venetian Art.—Crivelli.— Carpaccio.—Cima. ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1851)
"The solemn visage, unrc- laxed by a smile ; the intolerance of joyousness in the mirthful ; the crucifying of other people's flesh ; these are not religion, ..."

5. William George Ward and the Oxford Movement by Wilfrid Philip Ward (1889)
"He is described as stout and unwieldy, but of striking presence; with clear cut features of great mobility of expression, and as having a "joyousness of ..."

6. Sophocles: the plays and fragments, ed. with Engl. notes and intr. by L by Sophocles (1879)
"The tone is one of mother, his father, some roving God/ religious joyousness, rising at first into The solemnity of the prevailing di- excited hope, ..."

7. Levana: Or, The Doctrine of Education by Jean Paul (1891)
"THE joyousness OP CHILDREN. § 43. SHOULD they have any thing else ? I can endure a melan^ choly man, but not a melancholy child; the former, ..."

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