Antonyms for rejoice

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Let us rejoice that one such partisan was now at hand to stem the torrent of abuse.

Be happy, and rejoice in your weakness—but turn now to the strong for strength.

I rejoice to hear that she now wishes to spare her father, but—you will pardon me, Burke?

Trust him who will; for my part, I rejoice that Time shall not live forever.

I rejoice to hear it, Seor, for I seek something from your house.

As a woman we wish you no harm, therefore we rejoice in this turn of events, for your sake.

I rejoice in the glory of my country; and particularly do I rejoice in your glory, John.

Most sincerely do I rejoice with you, dear Madam, in the good news of Anthony.

Then I should rejoice that we are to be separated—separated for ever.

So, to this day, when friend meets friend, the word of salute Is still "Rejoice!"

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to own, possess, enjoy the possession of, have the fruition of," from Old French rejoiss-, present participle stem of rejoir, resjoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, which here is of obscure signification, perhaps an intensive (see re-), + joir "be glad," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).

Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c. Middle English also used simple verb joy "to feel gladness; to rejoice" (mid-13c.) and rejoy (early 14c.). Related: Rejoiced; rejoicing.

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