Definitions for: Happy


[adj] satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment; "felt content with her lot"; "quite happy to let things go on as they are"
[adj] exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
[adj] well expressed and to the point; "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"; "a felicitous comment"
[adj] marked by good fortune; "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"
[adj] enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune; "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"
[adj] experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news"



Webster (1913) Definition: Hap"py, a. [Compar. Happier; superl. Happiest.]
[From Hap chance.]
1. Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate;
successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy
expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.

Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments
than the causes of them. --Boyle.

2. Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the
feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of
enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace,
tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours,
happy thoughts.

Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. --Ps.
cxliv. 15.

The learned is happy Nature to explore, The fool is
happy that he knows no more. --Pope.

3. Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in
a in a rejoinder. --Swift.

Happy family, a collection of animals of different and
hostile propensities living peaceably together in one
cage. Used ironically of conventional alliances of persons
who are in fact mutually repugnant.

Happy-go-lucky, trusting to hap or luck; improvident;
easy-going. ``Happy-go-lucky carelessness.'' --W. Black.

Synonyms: blessed, blissful, bright, content(p), contented, elysian, euphoriant, euphoric, expansive, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, joyful, joyous, laughing(a), paradisaic, paradisaical, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisiacal, paradisial, pleased, prosperous, riant, well-chosen

Antonyms: distressed, dysphoric, unhappy

See Also: cheerful, elated, glad, happy

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