Synonyms of joyful in English:


See US English definition of joyful

See UK English definition of joyful

See Spanish definition of feliz


1‘his joyful mood’

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

sad, miserable

2‘the joyful news about his forthcoming marriage’

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


3‘a joyful occasion’

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

sad, depressing