over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid \

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.
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These are the foolproof gifts, the pieces that anyone and everyone would be overjoyed to own. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "89 Stylish Holiday Gifts to Buy for Every Kind of Power Woman," 9 Nov. 2018 And so, after being overjoyed to receive his acceptance letter from Howard University, Randall ends up making the heartbreaking decision to pass up his place in order to stay and support Rebecca. Emma Dibdin, Country Living, "6 Moments From 'This Is Us' You Need to Know Before Watching Next Week's Episode," 7 Oct. 2018 The crack of a bat reverberated through this ballpark teeming with tension, only a handful of people overjoyed at its sound. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Red Sox rough up Will Harris in Astros' loss," 2 June 2018 Khan's overjoyed fans danced outside the courtroom. Fox News, "Indian court grants bail to Bollywood star Salman Khan," 7 Apr. 2018 Most writers would be overjoyed to have just one book out. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Nathaniel Popkin is a Philly author with a rare double play - two new books at once," 11 July 2018 Like John, his TV co-stars seem overjoyed about welcoming another into the Full House family. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "John Stamos and His Wife Caitlin McHugh's Love Story Will Make Even the Cynics Swoon," 4 July 2018 But when the high court condemned that decision Tuesday, Korematsu was not overjoyed. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: The threat to the cliffs from a rising sea," 27 June 2018 And Trump, vulgar and boastful, was overjoyed to see Comey, a likely witness against him, take such a big public hit. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of overjoyed

1594, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy : very happy


over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid \

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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