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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


Antonymssorrow

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


Synonymsrejoice


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


Synonymsgladden


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


Narrower (hyponym)overjoy


Causegladden


Antonymssadden









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