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 of happy fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, heaven-sent, lucky, providentialWords Related to happy 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 of happy inconvenient, inopportune, unseasonable, untimely; anticipated, expected, foreseen; deliberate, intentional, planned; inauspicious, unpromising; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrousAntonyms of happy 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 of happy blissful, chuffed [British], delighted, gratified, glad, joyful, joyous, pleased, satisfied, thankful, tickledWords Related to happy 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 of happy 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 of happy 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 of happy contented, gratified, content, pleased, satisfiedWords Related to happy blissful, delighted, glad, joyful, joyous, jubilant, rejoicing, tickled; ecstatic, elated, enraptured, euphoric, overjoyed, rapturous, thrilled; appeased, mollified, pacified, placatedNear Antonyms of happy disaffected, disgruntled, displeased, unsatisfied; abject, aggrieved, anguished, brokenhearted, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, downcast, downheartedAntonyms of happy 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 of happy fortunate, luckyWords Related to happy blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; fair, golden, promising; hotNear Antonyms of happy cursed (also curst), disadvantagedAntonyms of happy 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 of happy applicable, appropriate, apt, becoming, befitting, felicitous, fitted, fitting, good, fit, meet, pretty, proper, right, suitableWords Related to happy 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 of happy incapable, incompetent, inept, inexpert, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained; inadequate, intolerable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory; graceless, incorrect, indecorous; incompatible, uncongenialAntonyms of happy 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 of happy hung up, obsessed, queerWords Related to happy 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 of happy apathetic, casual, cool, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, incurious, indifferent, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uncurious, unenthusiastic, uninterested, uninvolved

Synonym Discussion of happy

lucky, fortunate, happy, providential mean meeting with unforeseen success. lucky stresses the agency of chance in bringing about a favorable result.
    • won because of a lucky bounce
fortunate suggests being rewarded beyond one's deserts.
    • fortunate in my investments
happy combines the implications of lucky and fortunate with stress on being blessed.
    • a series of happy accidents
providential more definitely implies the help or intervention of a higher power.
    • a providential change in the weather


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