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Definition of joy:

  1. That which causes joy or happiness.
  2. The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
  3. The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
  4. To enjoy.
  5. To give joy to; to congratulate.
  6. To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
  7. To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.


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