joyous

[joi-uh s]
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Origin of joyous

1275–1325; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French joios. See joy, -ous
Related formsjoy·ous·ly, adverbjoy·ous·ness, nouno·ver·joy·ous, adjectiveo·ver·joy·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·joy·ous·ness, nounun·joy·ous, adjectiveun·joy·ous·ly, adverb
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joyous

adjective
  1. having a happy nature or mood
  2. joyful
Derived Formsjoyously, adverbjoyousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for joyous
adj.

c.1300, from Anglo-French joyous, Old French joios "happy, cheerful, merry, glad" (12c., Modern French joyeux), from joie (see joy). Related: Joyously; joyousness.

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