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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joyous  \Joy"ous\,  a.  [OE.  joyous,  joious,  joios,  F.  joyeux.See 
  {Joy}.] 
  Glad;  gay;  merry;  joyful;  also  affording  or  inspiring  joy; 
  with  of  before  the  word  or  words  expressing  the  cause  of  joy. 
 
  Is  this  your  joyous  city?  --Is.  xxiii. 
  7. 
 
  They  all  as  glad  as  birds  of  joyous  prime.  --Spenser. 
 
  And  joyous  of  our  conquest  early  won.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Merry;  lively;  blithe;  gleeful;  gay;  glad;  mirthful; 
  sportive;  festive;  joyful;  happy;  blissful;  charming; 
  delightful.  --  {Joy"ous*ly},  adv  --  {Joy"ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joyous 
  adj  1:  full  of  or  characterized  by  joy;  "felt  a  joyous  abandon" 
  [ant:  {joyless}] 
  2:  full  of  or  suggesting  exultant  happiness;  "a  joyful  heart"; 
  "a  joyful  occasion";  "the  joyous  news";  "joyous  laughter" 
  [syn:  {joyful}] 




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