joyousness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

joyous +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

joyousness (countable and uncountable, plural joyousnesses)

  1. The state of being joyous.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 319:
      The bright sun, the sweet free air, brought their own joyousness with them; all nature seemed too glad for sorrow.