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synonyms for joyousness

  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
  • eagerness
  • enthusiasm
  • expedition
  • fervor
  • gaiety
  • hilarity
  • promptitude
  • quickness
  • readiness
  • speed
  • sprightliness
  • willingness
  • zeal
  • delight
  • encouragement
  • glee
  • joy
  • optimism
  • animation
  • buoyancy
  • cheerfulness
  • comfort
  • exuberance
  • gaiety
  • geniality
  • gladness
  • hilarity
  • hopefulness
  • jauntiness
  • jocundity
  • lightheartedness
  • liveliness
  • merriment
  • mirth
  • solace
  • cheeriness
  • good cheer
  • merry-making

antonyms for joyousness

MOST RELEVANT
  • apathy
  • coolness
  • discouragement
  • indifference
  • lethargy
  • sadness
  • slowing
  • aversion
  • disinclination
  • dullness
  • reluctance
  • slowness
  • unwillingness
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    How to use joyousness in a sentence

    We expected to see the old gods and goddesses again to participate in the joyousness of an ancient mirth.
    EAST ANGLIAJ. EWING RITCHIE
    In general, it was joyousness which was poured out in these hymns.
    THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS
    There was a sort of glorying in its deep tone; it was not the hollow hysteric of shame and despair—it spoke a sanguine joyousness!
    NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
    He was so confident of it that his cheerful mood deepened, turned in fact into joyousness.
    THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
    Her piquant face was radiant with happiness, the whole effect of her was of a sort of buoyant joyousness.
    THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
    And there was a certain joyousness in her love for sunshine, flowers, people, and all the attractive things of life.
    A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
    The city gave itself up to a joyousness almost unprecedented.
    THE CRUISE OF THE "LIVELY BEE"JOHN DE MORGAN
    But Isaacson's inner joyousness, however carefully concealed, made its influence felt, as joy will.
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    Her apparent joyousness gave helping hands to something in Nigel, leading it forward, onward—whither?
    BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
    “Good-morning, Mr. Wainwright,” she fluted in a voice high with excitement and joyousness.
    A BOOK O' NINE TALES.ARLO BATES
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO JOYOUSNESS

    • alertness
    • avidity
    • briskness
    • cheerfulness
    • dispatch
    • eagerness
    • enthusiasm
    • expedition
    • fervor
    • gaiety
    • hilarity
    • joyousness
    • promptitude
    • quickness
    • readiness
    • speed
    • sprightliness
    • willingness
    • zeal
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.