o|ver|joyed [ˌəuvəˈdʒɔıd US ˌouvər-] adj [not before noun]
extremely pleased or happy
overjoyed to hear/find/see etc sth
He was overjoyed to see his mother again.
overjoyed at
She wasn't exactly overjoyed at the prospect of looking after two small boys.
overjoyed (that)
Her parents were overjoyed that she'd been found alive.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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