Share this entry

Share this page

happiness

Line breaks: hap¦pi|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈhapɪnəs
 
/

Definition of happiness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The state of being happy: she struggled to find happiness in her life Tom’s heart swelled with happiness
More example sentences
  • It does not provide for the chance for a rest now and then, for decent food and lodgings, or the other little happinesses that this dusky laboratory allows its slaves.
  • All happinesses are alike, the knowing novelist intones.
  • If we can understand them, we may see that in their lives they share with us the same happinesses, frustrations and hopes.
Synonyms
exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight;
heaven, paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine
humorous delectation

Definition of happiness in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…