Joyful and Sorrowful


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Joyful adjective – Experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight.
Usage example: the news of the child's safe return made us all joyful

Sorrowful is an antonym for joyful in happy topic.
Nearby Words: joy, joyless, joyfully, joyed
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Sorrowful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death

Joyful is an antonym for sorrowful in grieving topic.
Nearby Words: sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
Antonyms for Sorrowful
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Things that words describes

love joyful love sorrowful love
spirit joyful spirit sorrowful spirit
character joyful character sorrowful character
nature joyful nature sorrowful nature
Other nouns: cover, scene, tear, tone, music, smile, dreams.

Both words in one sentence

  • The Fair Folk Customers have to buy tickets by paying things like "a joyful laugh and a sorrowful tear" or "a lost love".
    Source: The Fair Folk
  • The inhabitants of SCP-1323 sell fair tickets for varying prices: a joyful laugh and a sorrowful tear (1 ticket), a cherished memory (5 tickets), A Year And A Day (10 tickets), a lost love (25 tickets), and a favor (100 tickets).
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Sorrowful or Joyful. 2016. Accessed January 27, 2021.

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