happiness

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
  1. noun
    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    synonyms: felicity
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    Antonyms:
    unhappiness
    state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
    types:
    beatification, beatitude, blessedness
    a state of supreme happiness
    radiance
    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
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    emotional state, spirit
    the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)
  2. noun
    emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
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    sadness, unhappiness
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
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    bonheur
    (French) happiness and good humor
    gladfulness, gladness, gladsomeness
    experiencing joy and pleasure
    gaiety, merriment
    a gay feeling
    rejoicing
    a feeling of great happiness
    belonging
    happiness felt in a secure relationship
    blitheness, cheerfulness
    a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    contentment
    happiness with one's situation in life
    glee, gleefulness, hilarity, mirth, mirthfulness
    great merriment
    jocularity, jocundity
    a feeling facetious merriment
    comfortableness
    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
    satisfaction
    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
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    feeling
    the experiencing of affective and emotional states
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