happiness

[ hap-ee-nis ]
/ ˈhæp i nɪs /

noun

the quality or state of being happy.
good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.

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Origin of happiness

First recorded in 1520–30; happy + -ness

synonym study for happiness

1, 2. 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM happiness

o·ver·hap·pi·ness, noun
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