adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est.
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SYNONYMS FOR happy
OTHER WORDS FROM happyo·ver·hap·py, adjectivequasi-happy, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for happy
He is ultimately convicted and sentenced to federal prison, creating a happy (or happier) ending in a domestic abuse story.
Happier news is that the other great icon of modern Britishness, Kate's hair, at least held up today.Murray Crashes Out Of Wimbledon As Kate And William Watch|Tom Sykes|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The answer keeps coming back the same: Childless couples have happier marriages, on average.
If Putin preferred Tolstoy over Dostoevsky, what a happier, more peaceful place Ukraine would be right now.
Hold your breast close to mine And embrace me because it's cold, and I will be happier.
It is a humbler home than that we have just visited, and a happier one.
They were no happier than I was then; I'll warrant they are no happier now.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
Your life will pass quietly and happily in some grateful retreat, all the happier for this storm that now threatens your peace.Clemence|Retta Babcock
I will make her very happy, Mary; happier than she has ever yet been herself, or ever seen anybody else.Mansfield Park|Jane Austen
Nobody could write more pointedly, or with happier illustrations, than Bentham in his earlier years.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for happy (1 of 2)
adjective -pier or -piest
Derived forms of happyhappily, adverbhappiness, noun
Word Origin for happy
British Dictionary definitions for happy (2 of 2)
adj combining form
Idioms and Phrases with happy
In addition to the idioms beginning with happy
- happy as the day is long
- happy camper
- happy hour
- happy hunting ground
- happy medium
- many happy returns
- trigger happy