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Joy vs. Sadness

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Joynoun

A feeling of extreme happiness or cheerfulness, especially related to the acquisition or expectation of something good.

‘a child's joy on Christmas morning’; ‘They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.’;

Sadnessnoun

(uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.

Joynoun

Anything that causes such a feeling.

‘the joys and demands of parenthood’;

Sadnessnoun

(countable) An event in one's life that causes sadness.

‘She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.’;

Joynoun

Luck or success; a positive outcome.

Sadnessnoun

Heaviness; firmness.

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Joynoun

(obsolete) The sign or exhibition of joy; gaiety; merriment; festivity.

Sadnessnoun

Seriousness; gravity; discretion.

‘Her sadness and her benignity.’;

Joyverb

(intransitive) To feel joy, to rejoice.

Sadnessnoun

Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.

‘Dim sadness did not spareThat time celestial visages.’;

Joyverb

To enjoy.

Sadnessnoun

emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

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Joyverb

To give joy to; to congratulate.

Sadnessnoun

the state of being sad;

‘she tired of his perpetual sadness’;

Joyverb

To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.

Sadnessnoun

the condition or quality of being sad

‘it is one of life's sadnesses’; ‘a source of great sadness’;

Joynoun

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.

‘Her heavenly form beheld, all wished her joy.’; ‘Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.’; ‘Who, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame.’; ‘Tears of true joy for his return.’; ‘Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present or assured approaching possession of a good.’;

Sadness

Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others.

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Joynoun

That which causes joy or happiness.

‘For ye are our glory and joy.’; ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever.’;

Joynoun

The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.

‘Such joy made Una, when her knight she found.’; ‘The roofs with joy resound.’;

Joyverb

To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.

‘I will joy in the God of my salvation.’; ‘In whose sight all things joy.’;

Joyverb

To give joy to; to congratulate.

‘To joy the friend, or grapple with the foe.’;

Joyverb

To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.

‘Neither pleasure's art can joy my spirits.’;

Joyverb

To enjoy.

‘Who might have lived and joyed immortal bliss.’;

Joynoun

the emotion of great happiness

Joynoun

something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness;

‘a joy to behold’; ‘the pleasure of his company’; ‘the new car is a delight’;

Joyverb

feel happiness or joy

Joyverb

make glad or happy

Joy

The word joy means a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.

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