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Synonyms and Antonyms of rejoice

  1. 1 to feel or express joy or triumph <rejoiced over our unexpected victory on the soccer field> Synonyms crow, delight, exuberate, glory, jubilate, joy, kvell, exult, triumphRelated Words gloat, preen, swell; boast, brag; flaunt, parade, show off, strut, swaggerNear Antonyms bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, regret, weep

  2. 2 to give satisfaction to <news of the enemy's surrender rejoiced a nation weary of war> Synonyms agree (with), content, delight, feast, gas [slang], glad [archaic], gladden, gratify, pleasure, please, satisfy, suit, warmRelated Words appease, mollify, pacify, placate, soothe; assuage, quench, sate, satiate; excite, tickle, titillate; amuse, divert, entertain, treat; captivate, charm; galvanize, thrill; calm, comfort; cater (to), humor, indulge; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoilNear Antonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, perturb, pique, put out, ruffle, vex; anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, madden, outrage, rankle, rile, roil, steam up; provoke, rouse; agitate, distress, disturb, fret, upset; harass, harry, pester; affront, insult, offendAntonyms displease

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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