adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est.
SYNONYMS FOR happy
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OTHER WORDS FROM happyo·ver·hap·py, adjectivequa·si-hap·py, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for happy
This is not always the happiest fate for an American artist.
The Dude is at his happiest when he has a few minutes of solitude and rest to get high and listen to whale sounds.Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest|Rich Goldstein|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to some surveys, Nigeria is the happiest and most optimistic country in the world.Teju Cole’s Keen Eye Spares No One—Himself Included|Benjamin Lytal|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her time with Dr. Simpson formed “the happiest and most absorbing years” of her life.Death Became Her: Molly Lefebure’s Wartime Years of Murder and Suicide|Tim Teeman|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because during the happiest period of my life, we were going to church.Joy Reid, MSNBC Anchor, on the Racism of the Tea Party, Family Dramas, and Why She Loves Boxing|Lloyd Grove|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On railway matters he was a writer of great skill, and all he wrote was enlivened with the happiest humour.
Franklin, at least, loved Old England, and it might well be maintained that these were the happiest years of his life.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
The plagued nation effected a revolution over its snuff-boxes in the happiest conceivable manner.
And, if that wish is realised, the lessee of the Lyceum will be one of the happiest men on record.
Yes,” said Padna, “and while the money lasted, Cormac was the happiest man in the country.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
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