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happy

adjective animated, at peace, blissful, bright, bubbling over, buoyant, carefree, cheerful, cheery, chipper, contented, convivial, delighted, delirious, elated, enchanted, enraptured, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, favorable, felicitous, festive, flourishing, full of cheer, fun-loving, genial, glad, good-humored, jocund, joking, jovial, joyful, jubilant, laughing, merry, of good cheer, on top of the world, overjoyed, peaceful, pleased as punch, positive, prosperous, radiant, rapturous, rejoicing, smiling, sparkling, spirited, thrilled, thriving, untroubled, upbeat, vivacious, zestful
Associated concepts: happy outcome to litigation
See also: ecstatic, felicitous, inclined, propitious, prosperous, proud, ready, willing
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Within four months my weight had gone down to 12 and a half stone and I was as happy as a sandboy.
Give me a book by Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain or Reginald Hill and I am as happy as a sandboy.