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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
References in classic literature ?
And thus the words were spoken, And this the plighted vow, And, though my faith be broken, And, though my heart be broken, Behold the golden token That proves me happy now!
The eyes of the Happy Prince were filled with tears, and tears were running down his golden cheeks.
But when they see, as I trust they will, that their brother is happy with me, they will learn to be contented, and we shall be on good terms again; though we can never be what we once were to each other.
Then the child wondered no longer, but deeper grew her love for the tender-hearted Elves, who left their own happy home to cheer and comfort those who never knew what hands had clothed and fed them, what hearts had given of their own joy, and brought such happiness to theirs.
Then he appeared suddenly who has a right to appear when and how he will and rebuked me for never having written, and when I told him that I had been literally too happy to think of writing, he seemed to take it as a reflection on himself that I could be happy alone.
Jennings, to the Middletons, he has been long and intimately known; they equally love and respect him; and even my own knowledge of him, though lately acquired, is very considerable; and so highly do I value and esteem him, that if Marianne can be happy with him, I shall be as ready as yourself to think our connection the greatest blessing to us in the world.
Oliver looked up at the windows, with tears of happy expectation coursing down his face.
I wanted you always to be happy and handsome and successful--to have all the things that a great man ought to have, and, once in a way, the careless holidays that great men are not permitted.
These heavenly blessings had seemed mere than enough for nearly five years, during which the good sister and I had kept house together, leading a life of tranquil happy days.
The Councillor boldly declared the time of King Hans to be the noblest and the most happy period.
How could she `comfort Father and Mother' when her own heart ached with a ceaseless longing for her sister, how could she `make the house cheerful' when all its light and warmth and beauty seemed to have deserted it when Beth left the old home for the new, and where in all the world could she `find some useful, happy work to do', that would take the place of the loving service which had been its own reward?
My aunt informed me how he incessantly occupied himself in copying everything he could lay his hands on, and kept King Charles the First at a respectful distance by that semblance of employment; how it was one of the main joys and rewards of her life that he was free and happy, instead of pining in monotonous restraint; and how (as a novel general conclusion) nobody but she could ever fully know what he was.