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happy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of happy

  1. 1 coming or happening by good luck especially unexpectedly <a happy discovery, finding the letter that would prove her innocence> Synonyms fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, heaven-sent, lucky, providentialRelated Words convenient, opportune, seasonable, timely; unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for; accidental, chance, coincidental, serendipitous; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious; benign, favorable, golden, good, halcyon; advantageous, beneficial, profitableNear Antonyms inconvenient, inopportune, unseasonable, untimely; anticipated, expected, foreseen; deliberate, intentional, planned; inauspicious, unpromising; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrousAntonyms hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

  2. 2 experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight <made bread for the first time and was happy with the tasty result> Synonyms blissful, chuffed [British], delighted, gratified, glad, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, thankful, tickledRelated Words beaming, blithe, blithesome, buoyant, cheerful, cheery, gay, gladsome, lighthearted, sunny, upbeat; gleeful, jocund, jolly, jovial, laughing, merry, mirthful, smiling; beatific, ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, intoxicated, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); exuberant, exultant, jubilant, rapt, rejoicing, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguineNear Antonyms abject, aggrieved, anguished, blue, brokenhearted, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, disheartened, downcast, downhearted, forlorn, melancholy; doleful, dolorous, lachrymose, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful, sorry, woeful; black, dark, desolate, dispirited, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), grieved, heartbroken, heartsick, miserable, woebegone, wretchedAntonyms displeased, dissatisfied, joyless, sad, unhappy, unpleased, unsatisfied

  3. 3 feeling that one's needs or desires have been met <has been much happier ever since she moved> Synonyms contented, gratified, content, pleased, satisfiedRelated Words blissful, delighted, glad, joyful, joyous, jubilant, rejoicing, tickled; ecstatic, elated, enraptured, euphoric, overjoyed, rapturous, thrilled; appeased, mollified, pacified, placatedNear Antonyms disaffected, disgruntled, displeased, unsatisfied; abject, aggrieved, anguished, brokenhearted, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, downcast, downheartedAntonyms discontent, discontented, displeased, dissatisfied, malcontent, malcontented, unhappy

  4. 4 having good luck <the happy person who is both appreciated and rewarded for all his hard work> Synonyms fortunate, luckyRelated Words blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; fair, golden, promising; hotNear Antonyms cursed (also curst), disadvantagedAntonyms hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

  5. 5 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation <the wine was a happy complement to such a fine meal> Synonyms applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, fit, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitableRelated Words condign, deserved, just, justified; needed, required, requisite; able, capable, competent, cut out, qualified, trained; pitch-perfect; acceptable, adequate, decent, kosher, satisfactory, serviceable, tolerable; correct, decorous, respectable, seemly; balanced, companionate, congruous, consonant, harmonious; rightfulNear Antonyms incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incongruous, indecent, infelicitous, malapropos, misbecoming, unapt, unbecoming, unbeseeming, unfit, unfitting, unhappy, unmeet, unseemly, unsuitable, wrong

  6. 6 having extreme or relentless concern <poll-happy pundits just care about which political candidate is winning, and never about the issues> Synonyms hung up, obsessed, queerRelated Words absorbed, anxious, concerned, distracted, engaged, engrossed, full, involved, knee-deep, occupied, preoccupied, prepossessed, worried; ardent, crazy, dotty, fervent, fervid, feverish, foolish, impassioned, nuts, passionate, sillyNear Antonyms apathetic, casual, cool, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, incurious, indifferent, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uncurious, unenthusiastic, uninterested, uninvolved





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