verb (used without object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.
verb (used with object), re·joiced, re·joic·ing.
- rejection slip,
- rejective art,
- rejoice in,
Origin of rejoice
Examples from the Web for rejoiceful
Why, then, should they not happen when all the consequences would be rejoiceful?The Imperialist|(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
Word Origin for rejoice
c.1300, "to own, possess, enjoy the possession of, have the fruition of," from Old French rejoiss-, present participle stem of rejoir, resjoir "gladden, rejoice," from re-, which here is of obscure signification, perhaps an intensive (see re-), + joir "be glad," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy).
Originally sense in to rejoice in. Meaning "to be full of joy" is recorded from late 14c. Middle English also used simple verb joy "to feel gladness; to rejoice" (mid-13c.) and rejoy (early 14c.). Related: Rejoiced; rejoicing.