verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for overjoyed
When he agreed to star in it, Trudeau was as confused as he was overjoyed and surprised.Inside the Political Fun House: How ‘Alpha House’ Became Amazon’s First Big Hit|Kevin Fallon|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Timor is overjoyed at the malign trouble he and his friends have caused.The ‘Hunted’ Gays of Putin’s Russia: Vicious Vigilantes and State Bigotry Close Up|Tim Teeman|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phoenix, it seems, is no longer afraid to be vulnerable, or happy, or overjoyed.Why Joaquin Phoenix, Who Wows in ‘Her,’ Is the Greatest Actor Alive|Marlow Stern|December 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The spouse dying to escape is overjoyed when the divorce papers are finally signed.
According to Trump, they will be overjoyed that “their president will become transparent.”Donald Trump, Gloria Allred: 2012 Presidential Race Turns Into Clown Campaign|Howard Kurtz|October 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Francis was overjoyed to see George, and George delighted in the visible improvement of his brother.Precaution|James Fenimore Cooper
The wretched remnant of the colony was overjoyed at this decision.The Birth of the Nation|Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
Pastor Martens was so overjoyed that he could scarcely take his usual midday nap.Garman and Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
Having told her that the fathers were coming to give instruction in the faith, she was overjoyed.
And yet, to tell the truth, the doctor did not seem to be overjoyed when the announcement was first made to him.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for overjoyed (1 of 2)
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Word Origin and History for overjoyed
late 14c., "to rejoice over," from over- + joy (q.v.); translating Latin supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of "to fill with gladness" is first recorded 1570s (now usually in past participle overjoyed).