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

SYNONYMS FOR happiness

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM happiness

o·ver·hap·pi·ness, noun
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