- The state of being happy: she struggled to find happiness in her life Tom’s heart swelled with happinessMore example sentences
contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; exuberance, exhilaration, elation, ecstasy, delirium, jubilation, rapture, bliss, blissfulness, euphoria, beatitude, transports of delight; heaven, paradise, seventh heaven, cloud nine• humorous delectation• rare jouissance
- 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.