- 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.
Origin of overjoy
Related Words for overjoyslay, allure, jubilate, tickle, rejoice, attract, wow, please, send, content, score, gladden, divert, satisfy, gratify, exult, entertain, charm, thrill, fascinate
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Historical Examples of overjoy
Then I told him of my adventures, which did not seem altogether to overjoy him.My Friend Smith
Talbot Baines Reed
I was overjoy'd to be of this Party, because I had never yet travell'd this Way.
We were overjoy'd at this Deliverance, which we had Reason to think a happy one.
Bill had to work off his overjoy at this by an exuberant flourish.
I have had the Honour to be known to that Prelate a long time, and was overjoy'd at the opportunity of paying my respects to him.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I
Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
- (tr) to give great delight to