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hap·py

happy

 
 
pronunciation:
hae pi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: happier, happiest
definition 1: marked by a feeling of joy, contentment, pleasure, comfort, or the like.
He was a happy baby who was easily amused and seldom cried.I'm quite happy with my life, unlike my brother who is never satisfied.Flowers always make my mother happy.The portrait received much praise, but the artist was never truly happy with it.
 
synonyms:
glad, pleased
antonyms:
dark, disconsolate, displeased, sad, tragic, unhappy
similar words:
blessed, content, delighted, elated, joyful, joyous, jubilant, radiant, satisfied, wild
definition 2: full of cheer; in good spirits.
You're very happy this morning! Did you get some good news?
synonyms:
blithe, cheerful, chipper, gay, lighthearted, merry, sunny
antonyms:
blue, down, downcast, forlorn, sad, unhappy
similar words:
bright, carefree, gleeful, good-humored, happy-go-lucky, jocund, jolly, jovial, joyful, light, radiant
definition 3: fortunate or lucky.
It was a happy circumstance that they met because I can't imagine a couple more well-suited.
synonyms:
fortunate, lucky
antonyms:
sorry, unfortunate, unhappy
similar words:
auspicious, blessed, favorable, felicitous, fortuitous, good, opportune, propitious, providential
definition 4: fitting; appropriate.
I think you've made a happy choice of a husband.
synonyms:
appropriate, fitting, meet, suitable
antonyms:
unhappy
similar words:
expedient, good, proper, seemly
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derivation: happily (adv.)
Word Builder: happy +
  • happiness:
    the condition of being happy.
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some descriptions of someone who is happy