Definition of happiness in English:



  • [mass noun] The state of being happy.

    ‘she struggled to find happiness in her life’
    ‘Tom's heart swelled with happiness’
    • ‘That may be so, but it is frightening to imagine a future in which our current happinesses and unhappinesses will no longer exist.’
    • ‘This is most welcome news for the region and she is wished every happiness in the area.’
    • ‘It does not provide for the chance for a rest now and then, for decent food and lodgings, or the other little happinesses that this dusky laboratory allows its slaves.’
    • ‘If we can understand them, we may see that in their lives they share with us the same happinesses, frustrations and hopes.’
    • ‘All happinesses are alike, the knowing novelist intones.’
    contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity
    exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight
    heaven, paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine
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