Overjoy



[oh-ver-joi] /ˌoʊ vərˈdʒɔɪ/

verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to feel great or delight; elate:
It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival.
/ˌəʊvəˈdʒɔɪ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to give great delight to
v.

late 14c., “to rejoice over,” from over- + joy (q.v.); translating Latin supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of “to fill with gladness” is first recorded 1570s (now usually in past participle overjoyed).

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