over·​joyed ˌō-vər-ˈjȯid How to pronounce overjoyed (audio)
: 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 on the Web We are overjoyed at the release of the four hostages, but do not forget that 120 hostages — including five Americans still believed to be living — remain in Gaza. The Editors, National Review, 11 June 2024 The Iranian public’s overjoyed response to the political and diplomatic openings of the past five months worry the aging stalwarts of Iran’s revolution. Suzanne Maloney, Foreign Affairs, 27 Nov. 2013 The smoke is believed to contain the power to heal your mind, body, and heart, and cleanse your energy, leaving you feeling overjoyed and filled with love. Zayda Rivera, Parents, 29 May 2024 Retton looks overjoyed to be with her four daughters. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 22 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for overjoyed 

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Word History

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overjoyed was in 1594

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“Overjoyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overjoyed. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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