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Definition 1: something or someone that provides a source of happiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where joy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a joy to behold
  • the pleasure of his company
  • the new car is a delight

Synonyms for joy in the sense of this definition

(joy is a kind of ...) a stimulus with desirable consequences

Definition 2: the emotion of great happiness - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for joy in the sense of this definition

(joy is a kind of ...) any strong feeling

(... is a kind of joy ) an enthusiastic expression of emotion

"rhapsodies of joy"

(... is a kind of joy ) a feeling of joy and pride

(... is a kind of joy ) a feeling of extreme joy

(... is a kind of joy ) the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

"he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

(... is a kind of joy ) joyful enthusiasm

Definition 3: feel happiness or joy - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for joy in the sense of this definition

(joy is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(... is a kind of joy ) become cheerful

(... is a kind of joy ) become glad or happy

(... is a kind of joy ) feel extreme happiness or elation

Definition 4: make glad or happy - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for joy in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of joy ) cause to feel extremely joyful or happy

"the economic growth overjoyed the German industry"

(joy causes ...) become glad or happy

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