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English noun: joy

1. joy (feeling) the emotion of great happiness

Synonymsjoyfulness, joyousness

Broader (hypernym)emotion

Narrower (hyponym)elation, excitement, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, high spirits, jubilance, jubilancy, jubilation, lightness


2. joy (cognition) something or someone that provides a source of happiness

SamplesA joy to behold.
The pleasure of his company.
The new car is a delight.

Synonymsdelight, pleasure

Broader (hypernym)positive stimulus

English verb: joy

1. joy (emotion) feel happiness or joy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

Narrower (hyponym)be on cloud nine, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, exult, gladden, jump for joy, walk on air

2. joy (emotion) make glad or happy

ExamplesThe good news will joy her


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Narrower (hyponym)overjoy



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