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Synonyms for happy
ˈhæp i

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term happy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happy(adj)

    enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure

    "a happy smile"; "spent many happy days on the beach"; "a happy marriage"

    Synonyms:
    glad, felicitous, well-chosen

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, wretched, infelicitous, unwilling, miserable, lovesick, unfortunate, suffering

  2. felicitous, happy(adj)

    marked by good fortune

    "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome"

    Synonyms:
    glad, felicitous, well-chosen

    Antonyms:
    lovesick, unwilling, miserable, suffering, unfortunate, infelicitous, unhappy, wretched

  3. glad, happy(adj)

    eagerly disposed to act or to be of service

    "glad to help"

    Synonyms:
    glad, felicitous, beaming, well-chosen

    Antonyms:
    infelicitous, miserable, wretched, suffering, lovesick, unhappy, unfortunate, unwilling

  4. happy, well-chosen(adj)

    well expressed and to the point

    "a happy turn of phrase"; "a few well-chosen words"

    Synonyms:
    glad, felicitous, well-chosen

    Antonyms:
    unfortunate, suffering, unhappy, miserable, infelicitous, wretched, unwilling, lovesick

Wiktionary

  1. happy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, sad

  2. happy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, sad

  3. happy(adjective)

    Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.

    Synonyms:
    prosperous, cheerful, elated, content, lucky, fortunate, exultant, delighted

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, sad

  4. happy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    unhappy, sad

  5. happy(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    sad, unhappy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happy

    Happy primarily refers to something that comes "by good hap," a chance that brings prosperity, benefit, or success.

    And grasps the skirts of happy chance.

    Tennyson In Memoriam lxiii, st. 2.

    In this sense happy is closely allied to fortunate and lucky. (See FORTUNATE.) Happy has, however, so far diverged from this original sense as to apply to advantages where chance is not recognized, or is even excluded by direct reference to the divine will, when it becomes almost equivalent to blessed.

    Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth.

    Job v, 17.

    Happy is also applied to the ready dexterity or skill by which favorable results (usually in minor matters) are secured, when it becomes a synonym for dexterous, felicitous, and the associated words; as, he has a happy wit; happy at retort (compare CLEVER). In its most frequent present use, happy is applied to the state of one enjoying happiness, or to that by which happiness is expressed; as, a happy heart; a happy face; happy laughter; happy tears (compare synonyms for HAPPINESS). Cheerful applies to the possession or expression of a moderate and tranquil happiness. A cheery word spontaneously gives cheer to others; a cheering word is more distinctly planned to cheer and encourage. Gay applies to an effusive and superficial happiness (often not really worthy of that name) perhaps resulting largely from abundant animal spirits: we speak of gay revelers or a gay horse. A buoyant spirit is, as it were, borne up by joy and hope. A sunny disposition has a constant tranquil brightness that irradiates all who come within its influence.

    Compare synonyms for GRIEF.

    Synonyms:
    blessed, blissful, blithe, blithesome, bright, buoyant, cheerful, cheering, cheery, delighted, delightful, dexterous, felicitous, fortunate, gay, glad, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, lucky, merry, mirthful, pleased, prosperous, rapturous, rejoiced, rejoicing, smiling, sprightly, successful, sunny

    Preposition:
    A happy event for him; happy at a reply; happy in his home, with his friends, among his children; happy at the discovery, over his success.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happy

    Synonyms:
    lucky, fortunate, felicitous, successful, delighted, joyous, merry, blithesome, prosperous, glad, blissful

    Antonyms:
    unlucky, unfortunate, infelicitous, unsuccessful, sorrowful, sorry, disapointed, dull, lugubrious, desponding, unhappy

Editors Contribution

  1. zzingo

    to be happy in particular areas.

    i was zzingo in india because we went to a party there.

    Submitted by rinat on December 13, 2015  
  2. jovial

    joyous, happy, good natured

    the audience was in a jovial mood.

    Submitted by rinat on December 19, 2015  
  3. excited, upbeat, glad

    Submitted by anonymous on April 2, 2020  
  4. distressing

    sometimes people are so happy that others find it distressing

    jenna smiled brightly at her mother, who just looked distressed

    Submitted by anonymous on December 1, 2020  
  5. overjoyed, cheerful

    i have multiple synonyms just in case some are already on here.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 23, 2021  
  6. fragilistice

    it is so so so so and yes and stuff and it is a yes to the yes and that is basic so see you there.

    we didn't believe anything he said about the roof

    Submitted by anonymous on April 23, 2020  
  7. joyi

    it means someone is very happy and joyous

    i was so joyi when i went to the concert!

    Submitted by Isabella.hwang on November 3, 2020  
  8. unangry(p)

    Submitted by Debnams on November 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    joyous, joyful, blissful, blessed, blest

  2. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    pleased, gratified, delighted, rejoiced, glad, gladdened, charmed

  3. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lucky, fortunate, prosperous, successful

  4. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    ready, apt, skilful, adroit, dexterous, expert, able

  5. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    seasonable, opportune, befitting, pertinent, felicitous, well-timed

  6. happy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    auspicious, propitious, favorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. happy(a)

    Synonyms:
    joyous, light-hearted, gay, blissful, glad, delighted, elated, merry, ecstatic, buoyant, cheerful, gratified, joyful, beatific, rapturous, felicitous, blithe, halcyon, charmed, exultant, ravishing, gladdened, lucky, prosperous, successful, auspicious

    Antonyms:
    unhappy

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How to use happy in a sentence?

  1. Pnina Dembinsky:

    I am as happy as a free bird today, thank goodness everything will come to an end, we are going to be free, to get out, to meet our families, friends, enjoy life the way we know how to do it, the way we were used to about a year ago. We will get back to normal life.

  2. Shawn Robbins:

    Hollywood should be happy this weekend, with a lot of buzzy films in theaters, this is what the industry wanted to see this holiday.

  3. Gururaj Ananda Yogi:

    How simple is to be happy, how difficult to be simple

  4. Larry Pratt:

    Gun Owners of America've got a real hero that's ridden into town from Texas, i'm so happy that Gun Owners of America made a major effort to support The Cruz campaign.

  5. Daniel Radcliffe:

    I would love to direct at some point down the road, i’ve been saying this for years. I will get around to it eventually. I ’m still really enjoying acting and I ’m finding lots of projects that I really want to do. For the moment, I ’m very happy to do and keep working. There’s no rush. I would also love to write. Ideally, I would like to write and direct, but … I don’t want the first thing I make to be s ---- y. I want to make sure the script is right. I ’m going to take my time working on those things.


Translations for happy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • gelukkig, bly, slim, handig, tevrede, kundigAfrikaans
  • سعيد, فرح, محظوظArabic
  • xoşbəxtAzerbaijani
  • бәхетлеBashkir
  • шчаслівыBelarusian
  • щастливBulgarian
  • খুশিBengali
  • feliç, satisfet, afortunat, alegre, contentCatalan, Valencian
  • spokojený, šťastnýCzech
  • hapus, dedwyddWelsh
  • heldig, glad, lykkeligDanish
  • glücklichGerman
  • ευτυχής, ευχαριστημένος, ευτυχισμένος, χαρούμενοςGreek
  • vole, feliĉa, kun plezuro, kontenta priEsperanto
  • alegre, feliz, afortunado, contento, satisfechoSpanish
  • õnnelikEstonian
  • خرسند, خوش, خشنود, خوشحال, شادPersian
  • tyytyväinen, onnellinen, iloinen, hyvä, halukas, kätevä, suostuvainen, onnekas, aulisFinnish
  • marauFijian
  • heureux, bienheureux, content, bienheureuse, contente, heureuse, prête, satisfait, satisfaite, prêt, chanceuxFrench
  • bliidWestern Frisian
  • sona, sonasach, séanmhar, áthasach, sástaIrish
  • sona, toilichte, sàsaichte, àghmhorScottish Gaelic
  • maynreyManx
  • שָׂמֵחַ, מאושרHebrew
  • ख़ुश, प्रसन्न, सुखी, खुHindi
  • kontanHaitian Creole
  • szerencsés, elégedett, boldog, meg van elégedveHungarian
  • երջանիկ, ուրախArmenian
  • senang, untung, mujurIndonesian
  • felicaIdo
  • hamingjusamur, heppilegurIcelandic
  • fortunato, felice, lieto, contentoItalian
  • שַׂמֵחַHebrew
  • 幸運, 幸せ, 運のよい, 幸福, ハッピーJapanese
  • ბედნიერიGeorgian
  • базарлы, бақытты, аруақтыKazakh
  • រីករាយ, សប្បាយKhmer
  • ಸಂತೋಷKannada
  • 운좋은, 기뻐하다, 기쁘다, 행복하다, 행복Korean
  • دڵ خۆش, خه‌نی, به‌خته‌وه‌رKurdish
  • lowenCornish
  • бактылууKyrgyz
  • felix, laetus, beatusLatin
  • glécklechLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ກະເຈາະກະຈອກ, ກະຈົວະກະຈວກLao
  • laimingasLithuanian
  • priecīgs, laimīgsLatvian
  • среќенMacedonian
  • баяртай, жаргалтай, азтайMongolian
  • kuntentiMaltese
  • ရွှင်ပျBurmese
  • tevreden, bedreven, gelukkig, kundig, handig, blijDutch
  • glad, fornøyd, lykkelig, heldigNorwegian
  • urósOccitan
  • szczęśliwy, zadowolonyPolish
  • feliz, contentePortuguese
  • kusiQuechua
  • cuntaint, alleger, ventiraivel, cuntent, legherRomansh
  • mulțumit, bucuros, norocos, fericit, satisfăcutRomanian
  • радостный, счастливый, удачныйRussian
  • सुखिन्, प्रसन्नSanskrit
  • срећан, zadovoljan, sretan, сретан, задовољан, srećanSerbo-Croatian
  • šťastnýSlovak
  • srečenSlovene
  • i kënaqur, i lumturAlbanian
  • gynnsam, lycklig, glad, nöjt, gynnsamt, lyckligt, glatt, nöjd, lyckad, lyckatSwedish
  • சந்தோஷமாகTamil
  • అదృవ్ష్టవంతమైన, ప్రశాంతం, ప్రసన్నత, సంతోషంగాTelugu
  • хушбахт, хушҳолTajik
  • มีความสุข, สบายใจThai
  • hoşbagtTurkmen
  • suwerte, masayaTagalog
  • şanslı, mutluTurkish
  • бәхетлеTatar
  • щасливийUkrainian
  • سکھی, پرسنن, خوش, مبارک ہوUrdu
  • xursand, baxtli, xushhol, baxtiyorUzbek
  • sướng, may, may mắn, sung sướng, mừng, vui lòng, hạnh phúc, tài tình, vui mừngVietnamese
  • פֿריילעך, גליקלעך, צופרידןYiddish
  • 快乐Chinese

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