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Feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.‘joyful music’
pleasing, glad, happy, good, cheering, gladdening, gratifying, welcome, heart-warming, delightfulhappy, cheerful, merry, jolly, festive, celebratory, joyouscheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiantView synonyms
- ‘So we give thanks to all of you and wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas.’
- ‘Maybe it's seen as a way of provoking a joyful feeling of brightness and wellbeing.’
- ‘Thank you for the most joyful happy years of my life and for our beautiful children.’
- ‘He laughed at my joyful tears and gave me a kiss, while wiping my eyes with the sleeve of his shirt.’
- ‘If you could have more control over your life, would you be happier, more joyful?’
- ‘The whole atmosphere was joyful and peaceful even in damp miserable conditions.’
- ‘It is a positive religion, emphasising the joyful and carefree sides of the Chinese character.’
- ‘At last I understood what all those joyful carols were being sung for.’
- ‘I'll never forget the joyful expressions of disgust we would scream out as wee children.’
- ‘I would be attempting to talk to somebody when another person would rush up with joyful squeals of greeting.’
- ‘Within moments, we would be dissolved into hopeless, helpless, joyful laughter.’
- ‘These dancers were twirling and twisting to the joyful music being played at every corner.’
- ‘It helps to live a happy life and also make other people's life happy and joyful.’
- ‘Although it was not a male heir, Mary made him just as joyful or even more contented.’
- ‘Lucas stared at the ground, trying to hide the joyful smile that was creeping across his face.’
- ‘With this peacefulness also comes a happy and joyful frame of mind.’
- ‘But if you enter a garden full of colours, wild and joyful, then you feel you want to stay.’
- ‘The joyful scenes at the final whistle were what one would expect on such an historic occasion.’
- ‘It left us both joyful and speechless, happy to be home again but sad that this great trip was over.’
- ‘That will be a joyful occasion for bride, groom and the entire community.’
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