- the quality or state of being happy.
- good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
Origin of happiness
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1, 2. pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss, contentedness, delight, enjoyment, satisfaction. Happiness, bliss, contentment, felicity imply an active or passive state of pleasure or pleasurable satisfaction. Happiness results from the possession or attainment of what one considers good: the happiness of visiting one's family. Bliss is unalloyed happiness or supreme delight: the bliss of perfect companionship. Contentment is a peaceful kind of happiness in which one rests without desires, even though every wish may not have been gratified: contentment in one's surroundings. Felicity is a formal word for happiness of an especially fortunate or intense kind: to wish a young couple felicity in life.
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Examples from the Web for happinesses
Let me go and tell him you will consent—to all our happinesses.White Lies
They were no longer miseries, they were happinesses which brought him those smiles.Salem Chapel, v.1/2
God bless you and send you all manner of comforts and happinesses.Mary Lamb
Anne Burrows Gilchrist
It was one of the happinesses of her life, she said, to teach that school.John Marvel, Assistant
Thomas Nelson Page
This realization must come at its own time, like the other happinesses of life.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1
Word Origin and History for happinesses
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