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happening

adjective

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2 marked by much life, movement, or activity
  • the downtown theater district is a happening place this autumn

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3 enjoying widespread favor or approval
  • that might be a happening outfit right now, but not on a woman who'll never see 40 again

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happening

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of happening (Entry 2 of 3)

1 an exciting or noteworthy event that one experiences firsthand
  • the President's visit to the school was a real happening for teachers and students alike

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2 something that happens
  • gave a detailed account of all the happenings of the weekend

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happening

verb
present participle of happen

Synonyms of happening (Entry 3 of 3)

to take place
  • did anything exciting happen over the summer?

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The first known use of happening was in the 15th century

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“Happening.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/happening. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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