overjoy

[ oh-ver-joi ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɔɪ /

verb (used with object)

to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate: It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival.

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Origin of overjoy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at over-, joy

OTHER WORDS FROM overjoy

o·ver·joyed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overjoy

overjoy
/ (ˌəʊvəˈdʒɔɪ) /

verb

(tr) to give great delight to
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