Synonyms of joyful in English:

joyful


See definition of joyful

adjective

1‘his joyful mood’

SYNONYMS
cheerful, happy, jolly, merry, bright, sunny, joyous, light-hearted, in good spirits, in high spirits, sparkling, bubbly, effervescent, exuberant, ebullient, cock-a-hoop, breezy, airy, cheery, sprightly, jaunty, smiling, grinning, beaming, laughing, mirthful, radiant
jubilant, overjoyed, beside oneself with joy, thrilled, ecstatic, euphoric, blissful, on cloud nine, on cloud seven, elated, delighted, glad, gleeful, gratified
jovial, genial, good-humoured, happy-go-lucky, carefree, unworried, untroubled, without a care in the world, full of the joys of spring
buoyant, optimistic, hopeful, full of hope, positive
content, contented
informal upbeat, chipper, chirpy, peppy, smiley, sparky, over the moon, on top of the world
North American informal peart
dated gay
Australian, New Zealand informal wrapped
literary jocund, gladsome, blithe, blithesome
archaic of good cheer
ANTONYMS

sad, miserable

2‘the joyful news about his forthcoming marriage’

SYNONYMS
pleasing, glad, happy, good, cheering, gladdening, gratifying, welcome, heart-warming, delightful
literary gladsome
ANTONYMS

distressing

3‘a joyful occasion’

SYNONYMS
happy, cheerful, merry, jolly, festive, celebratory, joyous
dated gay
ANTONYMS

sad, depressing