(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. rejoicing; pleasure, happiness, delight, mirth, gaiety, fun (inf.); joie de vivre.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A very glad feeling]
Syn. happiness, delight, gladness, rapture; see happiness 1 , 2 , pleasure 1 , satisfaction 2 .
2. [The exhibition of joy]
Syn. gaiety, jubilation, rejoicing, cheerfulness, merriment, glee, gleefulness, mirth, mirthfulness, revelry, hilarity, hilariousness, blitheness, frolic, playfulness, heartiness, geniality, good humor, sprightliness, merrymaking, joviality, sportiveness, jocularity, jollity, jocundity, levity, exulting, joyfulness, joyousness, elation, friskiness, animation, liveliness, high spirits, good spirits, transport, vivacity, sunniness, jocosity, celebration; see also laughter .
Ant. weeping*, mourning, complaining.
3. [The cause of joy]
Syn. delight, solace, treasure, pride and joy, pleasure, gratification, comfort, blessing, treat, regalement, diversion, sport, refreshment, enjoyment, dainty, indulgence, luxury.
Ant. thorn in the flesh, care*, burden.
See Synonym Study at pleasure .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
happiness, delight, euphoria, high spirits, gladness, bliss, glee, elation, cheer, jubilance, rapture, transport.
ANT.: misery, depression, desolation, despair
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. A feeling of extreme gratification aroused by something good or desired: delectation, delight, enjoyment, pleasure. See HAPPY, LIKE. 2. A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits: beatitude, blessedness, bliss, cheer, cheerfulness, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy-fulness. See HAPPY. II verb 1. To feel or take joy or pleasure: delight, exult, pleasure, rejoice. See HAPPY. 2. Archaic. To give great or keen pleasure to: cheer, delight, enchant, gladden, gratify, overjoy, please, pleasure, tickle. See HAPPY, LIKE.

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