Happy definition

hăpē
Cheerful; willing.

Happy to help.

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Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy.
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Having, showing, or causing a feeling of great pleasure, contentment, joy, etc.; joyous; glad; pleased.
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Characterized by good luck.
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Being especially well-adapted; felicitous.

A happy turn of phrase.

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Favored by circumstances; lucky; fortunate.
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Exactly appropriate to the occasion; suitable and clever; apt; felicitous.

A happy suggestion.

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Irresponsibly quick to act.

Trigger-happy.

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Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.
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Intoxicating, sedating, etc.

Happy pills.

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Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination.

Money-happy; clothes-happy.

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Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).

Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?

Are you happy with your internet service provider?

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Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination.

Trigger-happy.

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Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.

Music makes me feel happy.

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Intoxicated, sedated, etc.

Slap-happy.

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The definition of happy is someone or something that is feeling great pleasure or joy.

An example of happy is someone who wins the lottery.

An example of happy is a baby laughing.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
happy
Comparative:
happier
Superlative:
happiest

Origin of happy

  • Middle English from hap luck hap

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English happy, from hap (“chance”) (from Old Norse; see hap for more) +‎ -y.

    From Wiktionary