Definitions for happiness
ˈhæp i nɪshap·pi·ness
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word happiness.
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; used especially of language.
Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. Alexander Pope.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from happy.
Happiness is that estate whereby we attain, so far as possibly may be attained, the full possession of that which simply for itself is to be desired, and containeth in it after an eminent sort the contentation of our desires, the highest degree of all our perfection. Richard Hooker, b. i.
Oh! happiness of sweet retir’d content,
To be at once secure and innocent. John Denham.
The various and contrary choices that men make in the world, argue that the same thing is not good to every man alike: this variety of pursuits shews, that every one does not place his happiness in the same thing. John Locke.
Certain graces and happinesses, peculiar to every language, give life and energy to the words. John Denham.
Some beauties yet no precepts can declare;
For there’s a happiness as well as care. Alexander Pope, on Criticism.
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.
Happiness is a positive emotional state characterized by feelings of joy, contentment, satisfaction, and well-being. It is a subjective experience that varies from person to person and can be influenced by various factors such as personal circumstances, relationships, achievements, and inner fulfillment.
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.
Submitted by emeasoba_g on February 22, 2018
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves And it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Serendipity is the facility of making happy chance discoveries.
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
The ultimate purpose of our life is to be happy. We are born for happiness, we are going toward happiness, we like to live in happiness, and we like to vanish from this universe for eternal happiness.
Even when I was a very young man, I was looking for the purpose of life; I was looking for happiness all over the world; in fame and in glamour, in wealth and in splendor, not knowing how foolish it was. Happiness is not out there. Happiness is not in wealth or splendor. Happiness is inside me, in my mind, in my thoughts, it is in my perception of the world.
Certainly there are couples for whom having sex less frequently will be fine for their happiness, and there are couples who will get increases in happiness if they have sex more than once a week.
Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
I kept looking out for collecting happiness all my life till I one day realized that happiness stays with the one Who simply spreads happiness. So bring happiness to others and MickeyMize your life.
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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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