over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid How to pronounce overjoyed (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Thurston seemed overjoyed to see them and appeared to appreciate their advice about how to act and what to expect. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2021 The Rams selected him in the seventh, and last, round, and an overjoyed Sam cried and kissed his boyfriend on national TV in one of the most visible displays of gay male sexuality in the history of sports. New York Times, 22 June 2021 In a similar vein, Grande celebrated Father's Day by sharing a snapshot of her overjoyed dad, Edward Butera, holding her as an adorable baby. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 20 June 2021 Scientists are overjoyed and writers are fascinated. Michelle Santiago Cortés, refinery29.com, 8 June 2021 Everyone’s opinions of the pandemic at this stage – from sudden, overjoyed optimism to dark, foreboding pessimism – still seem to overlook the unique needs and barriers people with disabilities continue to face. Andrew Pulrang, Forbes, 27 May 2021 When Joyce made a full recovery, her overjoyed husband set out to show his appreciation in a much bigger way. Christopher Dawson, CNN, 9 May 2021 That didn’t matter, though, to the overjoyed crowd. Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2021 For people who aren’t overjoyed about returning to pre-pandemic life, the darker side of senioritis might feel more applicable. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of overjoyed

1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Overjoyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overjoyed. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy : very happy


over·​joyed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid How to pronounce overjoyed (audio) \

Kids Definition of overjoyed

: filled with great joy

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