VI. WORDS RELATING TO THE SENTIMENT AND MORAL POWERS

II. PERSONAL AFFECTIONS

1. Passive Affections
[Expression of pleasure.] Rejoicing.

[Antonyms: lamentation.]

[Nouns] rejoicing, exultation, triumph, jubilation, heyday, flush, revelling; merrymaking (amusement) [more]; jubilee (celebration) [more]; paean, Te Deum (thanksgiving) [more]; congratulation [more].

smile, simper, smirk, grin; broad grin, sardonic grin.

laughter (amusement) [more].

risibility; derision [more].

Momus; Democritus the Abderite; rollicker.

[Verbs] rejoice, thank one's stars, bless one's stars; congratulate oneself, hug oneself; rub one's hands, clap one's hands; smack the lips, fling up one's cap; dance, skip; sing, carol, cirrup, chirp; hurrah; cry for joy, leap with joy; exult (boast) [more]; triumph; hold jubilee (celebrate) [more]; make merry (sport) [more].

laugh, raise laughter (amuse) [more].

[Adjectives] rejoicing; jubilant, exultant, triumphant; flushed, elated.

laughable (ludicrous) [more].

[Interjections] hurrah! Huzza! aha! hail! tolderolloll! Heaven be praised! io triumphe! tant mieux! so much the better.

[Phrases] the heart leaping with joy; ce n'est pas etre bien aise que de rire; "Laughter holding both his sides" [Milton]; le roi est mort, vive le roi; "with his eyes in flood with laughter" [Cymbeline].

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