happily, merrily, mirthfully, gayly, blithely, jubilantly(adverb)
in a joyous manner
"they shouted happily"
in an unexpectedly lucky way
"happily he was not injured"
By chance; perhaps.
By good chance; fortunately, successfully.
In a happy or cheerful manner; with happiness.
With good will; in all happiness; willingly.
by chance; peradventure; haply
by good fortune; fortunately; luckily
in a happy manner or state; in happy circumstances; as, he lived happily with his wife
with address or dexterity; gracefully; felicitously; in a manner to success; with success
The New Hacker's Dictionary
Of software, used to emphasize that a program is unaware of some important fact about its environment, either because it has been fooled into believing a lie, or because it doesn't care. The sense of ‘happy’ here is not that of elation, but rather that of blissful ignorance. “The program continues to run, happily unaware that its output is going to /dev/null.” Also used to suggest that a program or device would really rather be doing something destructive, and is being given an opportunity to do so. “If you enter an O here instead of a zero, the program will happily erase all your data.” Nevertheless, use of this term implies a basically benign attitude towards the program: It didn't mean any harm, it was just eager to do its job. We'd like to be angry at it but we shouldn't, we should try to understand it instead. The adjective “cheerfully” is often used in exactly the same way.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'happily' in Adverbs Frequency: #310
The numerical value of happily in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of happily in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.
When you are alone, bless the solitude; when you are with someone, bless the togetherness! Think of the seagull: It flies alone happily; it flies with another happily too! Solitude is a food; togetherness is a food; man needs both and he must be happy with both!
Traders are ready to tie a bow on 2015 very happily, because it was one of those years when most asset classes didn't work.
We don't have forever, that's why I think this experience is so important - we can apologize and reconcile sooner and live the rest of our lives happily.
We have been told the colostomy will have to stay in place for another few months, but at least he can now poo happily.
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- alegrement, feliçment, afortunadamentCatalan, Valencian
- fröhlich, bereitwillig, glücklich, glücklicherweise, gerneGerman
- afortunadamente, alegremente, dichosamente, felizmente, de buena ganaSpanish
- onnellisesti, halukkaasti, onneksiFinnish
- par bonheur, gaiement, volontiers, joyeusement, heureusementFrench
- volentieri, felicemente, fortunatamenteItalian
- 運良く, 楽しく, 快くJapanese
- propense, feliciter, libenter, sponte, grate, prolixeLatin
- felizmente, alegrementePortuguese
- счастливо, охотно, к счастью, с радостью, с удовольствиемRussian
- радо, са задовљством, sretno, с радошћуSerbo-Croatian
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