From Middle English joyous, joious, from Old French joieus, from joie + -eus.
joyous (comparative more joyous, superlative most joyous)
- Full of joy; happy.
- 2018 July 7, Phil McNulty, “Sweden 0-2 England”, in BBC Sport:
- Southgate and his England players repeated the scenes from the dramatic penalty shootout win over Colombia as they celebrated in front of joyous supporters at the final whistle - one step closer to history and with expectation levels raised once more as they stand one game away from football's greatest occasion.
full of joy; happy