Thesaurus

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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