Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can't help but smile. It's the opposite of sadness.

Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. When people are successful, or safe, or lucky, they feel happiness. The "pursuit of happiness" is something this country is based on, and different people feel happiness for different reasons. Whenever doing something causes happiness, people usually want to do more of it. No one ever complained about feeling too much happiness.

Definitions of happiness

n state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
beatification, beatitude, blessedness
a state of supreme happiness
an attractive combination of good health and happiness
enlightenment, nirvana
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

n emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

sadness, unhappiness
emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
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(French) happiness and good humor
gladfulness, gladness, gladsomeness
experiencing joy and pleasure
gaiety, merriment
a gay feeling
a feeling of great happiness
happiness felt in a secure relationship
blitheness, cheerfulness
a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
happiness with one's situation in life
glee, gleefulness, hilarity, mirth, mirthfulness
great merriment
jocularity, jocundity
a feeling facetious merriment
a feeling of being at ease in a relationship
closeness, intimacy
a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
buoyancy, perkiness
cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface
carefreeness, insouciance, lightheartedness, lightsomeness
the cheerful feeling you have when nothing is troubling you
the contentment one feels when one has fulfilled a desire, need, or expectation
jolliness, jollity, joviality
feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor
Type of:
the experiencing of affective and emotional states

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