Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 838 (Expression of pleasure)

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#838. [Expression of pleasure.] Rejoicing. -- N. rejoicing, exultation, triumph, jubilation, heyday, flush, revelling; merrymaking &c. (amusement) 840; jubilee &c. (celebration) 883; paean, Te Deum &c. (thanksgiving) 990[Lat]; congratulation &c. 896.

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

laughter (amusement) 840.

risibility; derision &c. 856.

Momus; Democritus the Abderite[obs]; rollicker[obs].

V. 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, chirrup, chirp; hurrah; cry for joy, jump for joy, leap with joy; exult &c. (boast) 884; triumph; hold jubilee &c. (celebrate) 883; make merry &c. (sport) 840.

laugh, raise laughter &c. (amuse) 840.

Adj. rejoicing &c. v.; jubilant, exultant, triumphant; flushed, elated, pleased, delighted, tickled pink.

amused &c. 840; cheerful &c. 836.

laughable &c. (ludicrous) 853.

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

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