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synonyms for joyful

  • cheerful
  • cheery
  • ecstatic
  • elated
  • enjoyable
  • festive
  • heartening
  • joyous
  • jubilant
  • lighthearted
  • merry
  • pleasurable
  • rapturous
  • upbeat
  • blithesome
  • delighted
  • doing handsprings
  • effervescent
  • enraptured
  • expansive
  • flipping
  • flying
  • gay
  • glad
  • gladsome
  • gratified
  • high
  • jocund
  • jolly
  • jovial
  • overjoyed
  • pleased
  • popping
  • satisfied
  • sunny
  • transported
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antonyms for joyful

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  • depressed
  • disagreeable
  • down
  • gloomy
  • grave
  • sad
  • serious
  • sorrowful
  • troubled
  • unhappy
  • unpleasant
  • upset
  • miserable
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How to use joyful in a sentence

Returning a piece of someone to them is a very joyful feeling.
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With the help of coronavirus vaccines, this fall was supposed to be the joyful return to campus traditions after so many months of isolation, restrictions and stuttering Zoom connections.
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Image submitted by Jenn who notes that the joyful human member of this family pack is her daughter Ava.
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It’s one that makes people throw away their self-consciousness and sing whether they can or can’t because it’s so soaring and joyful.
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When our peers become joyful, angry or anxious, our emotional state changes in response.
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Motherhood is joyful, yes, but also entails so much grieving.
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“Dogwinks,” by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArtPandemic puppy parents, and anyone who prefers canines to humans, will appreciate this collection of 20 joyful stories.
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Mil Historias Bobal by Rosalía Molina 2018This lively natural wine from central Spain is practically joyful in its expression.
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Four ways to raise joyful, change-making girlsWhenever humanity was sorted by sex, I inevitably missed the mark.
I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO LIVE UNAPOLOGETICALLY IN A WORLD FREE OF GENDER EXPECTATIONS, INCLUDING MINEE.J. LEVYMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
You’re the escape from their burdens, the soundtrack to their most joyful and difficult moments.
EVERYONE WANTS GARTH BROOKS ON THEIR SIDE. HE JUST WANTS EVERYONE TO GET ALONG.EMILY YAHRMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO JOYFUL

  • animated
  • cheerful
  • genial
  • grinning
  • joyful
  • radiant
  • shining
  • smiling
  • sparkling
  • sunny
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.