Joyful vs Joyous what difference

what is difference between Joyful and Joyous

English

Alternative forms

  • joyfull

Etymology

joy +‎ -ful

Pronunciation

  • enPR: joi’fəl, IPA(key): /ˈdʒɔɪfəl/
  • Hyphenation: joy‧ful

Adjective

joyful (comparative joyfuller or more joyful, superlative joyfullest or most joyful)

  1. Feeling or causing joy.

Derived terms

  • joyfully
  • joyfulness

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English

Etymology

From Middle English joyous, joious, from Old French joieus, from joie + -eus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒɔɪəs/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪəs

Adjective

joyous (comparative more joyous, superlative most joyous)

  1. Full of joy; happy.
    Synonyms: blissome, blissy, blithe, gladsome

Derived terms

  • joyously
  • overjoyous

Related terms

  • joy
  • joyful
  • joyfully
  • joyfulness

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