happiness

[hap┬Ěpy]

Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can't help but smile. It's the opposite of sadness.

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Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

Noun
emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

Noun
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy


n.
Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

n.
An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.

n.
Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.


Happiness

Hap"pi*ness, n. [From Happy.] 1. Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!
2. An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness. 3. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.
Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care.
Syn. -- Happiness, Felicity, Blessedness, Bliss. Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment except that of the animal appetites; felicity is a more formal word, and is used more sparingly in the same general sense, but with elevated associations; blessedness is applied to the most refined enjoyment arising from the purest social, benevolent, and religious affections; bliss denotes still more exalted delight, and is applied more appropriately to the joy anticipated in heaven.
O happiness! our being's end and aim!
Others in virtue place felicity, But virtue joined with riches and long life; In corporal pleasures he, and careless ease.
His overthrow heaped happiness upon him; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little.

Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

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Usage Examples

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.

A wise woman recognizes when her life is out of balance and summons the courage to act to correct it, she knows the meaning of true generosity, happiness is the reward for a life lived in harmony, with a courage and grace.

A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.

A smile is happiness you'll find right under your nose.

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.

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Other Usage Examples

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody's interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.

A face is too slight a foundation for happiness.

A good education is another name for happiness.

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