adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est.
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The adjective happy is sometimes used to describe things that are favored by fortune. How does it differ from fortunate and lucky? Find out on Thesaurus.com
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Happy describes a feeling of joy, delight, or glee. It also describes something that is related to or shows joy. Happy can describe someone being willing to do something or be helpful. Happy is used in many expressions that wish good tidings to another person. Happy has a few other senses as an adjective.
Real-life examples: Everybody has something that makes them happy. Cute animals, presents, compliments, and loved ones make most people feel happy.
Used in a sentence: The surprise birthday party really made Abdul happy.
Happy also describes something that shows or is related to feelings of happiness and joy.
Used in a sentence: The friendly clown had a happy smile.
Happy describes someone being willing to do something, especially to help or assist someone else. They don’t think whatever they will do is a problem or a chore.
Real-life examples: Many experts are happy to show off their knowledge. Salespeople are often happy to explain things to customers if it means selling more items.
Used in a sentence: I’d be happy to give you a ride to the mall since I was going there anyway.
The word happy is used in many greetings and expressions that wish a person well or wish that they have a good future.
Used in a sentence: Happy birthday!
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Happy is a common word that most often means someone feels really good or has a big smile.
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Example sentences from the Web for happy
I’m happy I’m not a freshman right now because I think that my dorm experience is something I never would have wanted to give up.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks|Sy Mukherjee|September 17, 2020|Fortune
In fact, I was the kid who, if I got called up in front of the class, was not happy to publicly speak.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
It’s a way to keep the ice-cream makers happy while saving the rainforest, and it can be scaled up now.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
Zoom happy hours and small dinner parties are the pandemic’s new social scenes and cocktails should be part of this home experience.
Rodríguez, who now lives in Arizona, in a message she sent to the Blade said she was very happy when Moreno called her and told her she had won her case.
So, as far as Mexican officials like Peña Nieto are concerned, the goal is to keep their countrymen here — and keep them happy.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
How do you celebrate when happy occasions are colored by loss and absence?
He seemed by all appearances perfectly happy to let the Republicans control the state senate.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The church was not happy with his views, and there was talk of excommunication.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“We wish each and every one of you a happy and safe new year,” Giorgio said at the very end.
And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
Liszt gazed at "his Hans," as he calls him, with the fondest pride, and seemed perfectly happy over his arrival.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
M'Bongo and his whole court are now clothed, I am happy to say, at least to a certain extent.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He was aware that his act by this time, had helped nobody, had made no one happy or satisfied—not even himself.
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