state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
The emotion of being happy; joy.
Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; u2014 used especially of language.
Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. u2014 Alexander Pope.
Happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.
good luck; good fortune; prosperity
an agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness
fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language
Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. A variety of biological, psychological, religious, and philosophical approaches have striven to define happiness and identify its sources. Various research groups, including positive psychology, endeavor to apply the scientific method to answer questions about what "happiness" is, and how it might be attained. It is of such fundamental importance to the human condition that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" were deemed to be unalienable rights by the United States Declaration of Independence. Philosophers and religious thinkers often define happiness in terms of living a good life, or flourishing, rather than simply as an emotion. Happiness in this sense was used to translate the Greek Eudaimonia, and is still used in virtue ethics. Happiness economics suggests that measures of public happiness should be used to supplement more traditional economic measures when evaluating the success of public policy.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Something that might have happened yesterday, but which will never happen tomorrow. 2. A postprandial state of mind, which is most often a presage of acute gastritis. 3. A loving-cup, the bottom of which is like a sieve. 4. A mental state compounded of wine, women and tobacco. 5. The exploitation and final triumph of an instinct in the individual that society has branded as wicked or dangerous. 6. Forgetting self in useful effort. 7. A habit--cultivate it.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Highly pleasant emotion characterized by outward manifestations of gratification; joy.
Is a self-therapy or medication that cures all manner of depressions and dejections.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Happiness' in Nouns Frequency: #2080
The numerical value of Happiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Happiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Happiness in a Sentence
If happiness was just achievement, then the rich and wealthy would be glad. But look around and you will find, That many of them are sad.
The secret of a successful life isn't the success but happiness.
God does not judge us by the multitude of works we perform, but how well we do the work that is ours to do. The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives--DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER.
The great inlet by which a colour for oppression has entered into the world is by one man's pretending to determine concerning the happiness of another.
I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel which is uncomplicated happiness.
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- səadət, xoşbəxtlikAzerbaijani
- བདེ་བTibetan Standard
- felicitatCatalan, Valencian
- lykke, glædeDanish
- Glücklichkeit, GlückGerman
- προκοπή, χαρά, ευτυχία, ευπραγία, ευημερίαGreek
- شادی, سعادت, خوشبختیPersian
- onni, onnellisuusFinnish
- àighScottish Gaelic
- ख़ुशी, ख़ुHindi
- boldogság, szerencseHungarian
- lukka, hamingja, gleðiIcelandic
- felicità, gioia, allegriaItalian
- 幸せ, 幸福, 愉快Japanese
- 행복, 幸福Korean
- laetitia, gaudium, felicitas, beatitudinemLatin
- GléckLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- среќа, коб, радостMacedonian
- ആഹ്ളാദം, സുഖം, ആനന്ദം, സന്തോഷംMalayalam
- аз жаргалMongolian
- kegembiraan, kebahagiaanMalay
- blijheid, vreugde, geluk, blijdschap, fortuinDutch
- lukkeNorwegian Nynorsk
- glede, lykke, hellNorwegian
- ił hózhǫ́Navajo, Navaho
- bonaür, felicitatOccitan
- szczęście, radośćPolish
- felicidade, alegriaPortuguese
- fericire, bucurieRomanian
- радость, везение, фортуна, удача, счастьеRussian
- sreća, срећаSerbo-Croatian
- සන්තෝෂයSinhala, Sinhalese
- glädje, lycka, fröjdSwedish
- மகிழ்ச்சி, சந்தோஷம்Tamil
- бахт, шодӣ, саодатTajik
- bagt, eýgilik, şatlykTurkmen
- ligaya, kaligayahanTagalog
- mutluluk, saadetTurkish
- сәгадәть, сәгадәт, бәхетTatar
- baxt, chogʻlik, xushbaxtlikUzbek
- 幸福, hạnh phúc, sự hạnh phúcVietnamese
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