Thesaurus: joy Synonyms, joy Antonyms
1 a feeling or state of well-being and contentment the inexpressible joy that the couple are feeling upon the birth of their first child Synonyms beatitude, blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, felicity, gladness, happiness, warm fuzziesRelated Words elatedness, elation, exhilaration, exultation, high, intoxication; ecstasy, euphoria, glory, heaven, nirvana, paradise, rapture, rapturousness, ravishment, seventh heaven, transport; delectation, delight, enjoyment, pleasure; cheer, cheerfulness, comfort, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), gladsomeness, glee, gleefulness, jocundity, jollity, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness, merriness, mirth; content, contentedness, gratification, satisfaction, triumphNear Antonyms agony, anguish, desolation, joylessness, sorrow, sufferance, woe, woefulness; blues, cheerlessness, dejection, depression, desolateness, despondency, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, gloom, gloominess, melancholy, mournfulness, plaintiveness; Gehenna, hell, purgatoryAntonyms calamity, ill-being, misery, sadness, unhappiness, wretchedness
2 a source of great satisfaction my car is my pride and joy Synonyms delectation, feast, gas [slang], delight, kick, manna, pleasure, treatRelated Words amusement, diversion, entertainment, fun, recreation; comfort, relief, solace; gratification, indulgence; ambrosia
Synonyms and Antonyms of joy
to feel or express joy or triumph the whole town is joying in the fact that its oldest church has been restored to its Victorian splendor Synonyms crow, delight, exuberate, glory, jubilate, exult, kvell, rejoice, triumphRelated Words gloat, preen, swell; boast, brag; flaunt, parade, show off, strut, swaggerNear Antonyms bemoan, bewail, grieve, lament, regret, weep
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