what is difference between Joyful and Joyous
joy + -ful
- enPR: joi’fəl, IPA(key): /ˈdʒɔɪfəl/
- Hyphenation: joy‧ful
joyful (comparative joyfuller or more joyful, superlative joyfullest or most joyful)
- Feeling or causing joy.
From Middle English joyous, joious, from Old French joieus, from joie + -eus.
- IPA(key): /d͡ʒɔɪəs/
- Rhymes: -ɔɪəs
joyous (comparative more joyous, superlative most joyous)
- Full of joy; happy.
- Synonyms: blissome, blissy, blithe, gladsome