Definition of overjoyed
: feeling great joy
Examples of overjoyed in a Sentence
She was overjoyed to see her sister again.
They weren't overjoyed at the idea of working together.
I'm overjoyed that you can come to my party.
Recent Examples of overjoyed from the Web
Orlando City coach Jason Kreis was happy for the three points but not overjoyed after his team beat Real Salt Lake 1-0 Friday night.
Lisa is less than overjoyed when Jo decides to devote her energies not to finishing her novel but to conceiving a child, through artificial insemination, with her wife’s brother (Bryan Dechart).
But LSU fans aren't exactly overjoyed about a rematch with the Bulldogs, perhaps thinking about the LSU-Alabama 2011 football tango.
The fan then handed it to a young boy, who was overjoyed to get the souvenir.
Update, 5/23/17 at 11:42 p.m.: Parents are overjoyed that American Girl has recently righted what many considered a serious mistake.
By now, eager Beyoncé fans (a.k.a., anyone who knows what’s good for them) likely have anxiety comparable to overjoyed family members in a hospital waiting room.
Baseball's most interesting mediocre team arrived in Arizona on Monday undeterred by the present and overjoyed about the future.
Anthony had been overjoyed that Dickey sought the Portland superintendency and emerged as the top choice.
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First Known Use of overjoyed
OVERJOYED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overjoyed for English Language Learners
: filled with great joy : very happy
OVERJOYED Defined for Kids
Definition of overjoyed for Students
: filled with great joy
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