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Synonyms for happiness
ˈhæp i nɪshap·pi·ness

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  1. happinessnoun

    felicity, joy, bliss, blessedness

    haplessness, unhappiness

  2. happinessnoun

    The emotion of being happy; joy.

    felicity, joy, blessedness, bliss

    haplessness, unhappiness

  3. happinessnoun

    Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

    blessedness, bliss, joy, felicity

    haplessness, unhappiness

  4. happinessnoun

    Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.

    Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. — Alexander Pope.

    joy, blessedness, felicity, bliss

    unhappiness, haplessness

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happiness

    Gratification is the giving any mental or physical desire something that it craves; satisfaction is the giving such a desire all that it craves. Happiness is the positively agreeable experience that springs from the possession of good, the gratification or satisfaction of the desires or the relief from pain and evil. Comfort may be almost wholly negative, being found in security or relief from that which pains or annoys; there is comfort by a warm fireside on a wintry night; the sympathy of a true friend affords comfort in sorrow. Enjoyment is more positive, always implying something to be definitely and consciously delighted in; a sick person finds comfort in relief from pain, while he may be far from a state of enjoyment. Pleasure is still more vivid, being an arousing of the faculties to an intensely agreeable activity; satisfaction is more tranquil than pleasure, being the agreeable consciousness of having all that our faculties demand or crave; when a worthy pleasure is past, a worthy satisfaction remains. As referring to a mental state, gratification is used to denote a mild form of happiness resulting from some incident not of very great importance; satisfaction should properly express a happiness deeper, more complete, and more abiding; but as intellect or sensibilities of a low order may find satisfaction in that which is very poor or unworthy, the word has come to be feeble and tame in ordinary use. Happiness is more positive than comfort, enjoyment, or satisfaction, more serene and rational than pleasure; pleasure is of necessity transient; happiness is abiding, and may be eternal; thus, we speak of pleasures, but the plural of happiness is scarcely used. Happiness, in the full sense, is mental or spiritual or both, and is viewed as resulting from some worthy gratification or satisfaction; we may speak of a brute as experiencing comfort or pleasure, but scarcely as in possession of happiness; we speak of vicious pleasure, delight, or joy, but not of vicious happiness. Felicity is a philosophical term, colder and more formal than happiness. Gladness is happiness that overflows, expressing itself in countenance, voice, manner, and action. Joy is more intense than happiness, deeper than gladness, to which it is akin, nobler and more enduring than pleasure. Gaiety is more superficial than joy, more demonstrative than gladness. Rejoicing is happiness or joy that finds utterance in word, song, festivity, etc. Delight is vivid, overflowing happiness of a somewhat transient kind; ecstasy is a state of extreme or extravagant delight so that the one affected by it seems almost beside himself with joy; rapture is closely allied to ecstasy, but is more serene, exalted, and enduring. Triumph is such joy as results from victory, success, achievement. Blessedness is at once the state and the sense of being divinely blessed; as, the blessedness of the righteous. Bliss is ecstatic, perfected happiness; as, the bliss of heaven. Compare COMFORT.

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    blessedness, bliss, cheer, comfort, contentment, delight, ecstasy, enjoyment, felicity, gaiety, gladness, gratification, joy, merriment, mirth, pleasure, rapture, rejoicing, satisfaction, triumph

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happiness

    enjoyment, wellbeing

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happiness, felicitynoun

    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

    felicitousness, felicity

    unhappiness, sadness

  2. happinessnoun

    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being


    unhappiness, sadness

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Editors Contribution

  1. khushi

    khushi is basically a hindi name . actual meaning of khushi is happiness

    it’s actual a feeling so there is no appropriate example

    Submitted by Shamasharma204 on April 18, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. happinessnoun

    felicity, bliss, beatitude, blessedness, enjoyment, welfare, well-being, prosperity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "happiness":

    bonheur, joy, bliss, happy, luck, well-being, fuk, delight, excellency, pleasure

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  1. Sydney Smith:

    A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.

  2. Michael Cohen:

    My family's happiness, my law license. You know, I lost my business. ... I lost everything, my insurance, my bank accounts. All for what ? All for what ? Because Donald Trump, you know, had an affair with a porn star ? That's really what this is about.

  3. Amit Ray:

    Cultivate blessing. Bless yourself. Bless the whole world. Let it be full with love, peace, joy and happiness.

  4. Bill Vaughan:

    Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.

  5. George Sheehan:

    Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.

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