One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Edward seemed really pleased to see me’
happy, glad, delighted, gratified, grateful, thankful, content, contented, satisfied, well pleased, thrilled, elated, as pleased as Punch, overjoyed, cock-a-hoop, like a dog with two tails, like a child with a new toy
informal over the moon, tickled pink, on cloud nine, on cloud seven
British informal chuffed
Northern English informal made up
Australian informal wrapped
derogatory complacent, smug
‘I was rather pleased with myself, and was really trying to keep that smug look off my face’
self-satisfied, smug, complacent, self-congratulatory, superior, puffed up, self-approving, well pleased, proud of oneself
like the cat that's got the cream, I'm-all-right-Jack
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