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
We will absolutely see more of Jake in the future, i'm really enjoying what that relationship is for Ellie Bishop. The fact that Ellie Bishop is married, Ellie Bishop is content in that relationship, and there is consistency in Ellie Bishop world means a lot. And I know it means a lot in the real NCIS world because many of them are happily married.
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
After all you're looking at someone who as a young man growing up wondered if something deep inside of him meant that he would forever be an outsider, would never wear the uniform, never be accepted, never know love, and now you are looking at that same young man, a veteran, a mayor, happily married, asking for your vote for president of the United States.
Lending remains pretty much an archaic process for banks, largely based on paper forms that are designed to give customers a poor experience, research shows that four out of five banking customers will happily leave their banks for a better customer experience.
Thankfully, we could locate this woman’s family through a contact. (They) needed a lot of counseling before they filed a missing report with the police, because they were convinced that their daughter was happily married to this young, good-looking, rich guy.
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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
- आनंद सेHindi
- 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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