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Happiness - Definition

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Standard Definition

[n] emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
[n] state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

Synonyms

felicity - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Hap"pi*ness\, n. [From {Happy}.]
1. Good luck; good fortune; prosperity. All happiness bechance to thee in Milan! --Shak.
2. 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.
3. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language. Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. --Pope. Syn: {Happiness}, {Felicity}, {Blessedness}, {Bliss}. Usage: Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment except that of the animal appetites; felicity is a more formal word, and is used more sparingly in the same general sense, but with elevated associations; blessedness is applied to the most refined enjoyment arising from the purest social, benevolent, and religious affections; bliss denotes still more exalted delight, and is applied more appropriately to the joy anticipated in heaven. O happiness! our being's end and aim! --Pope. Others in virtue place felicity, But virtue joined with riches and long life; In corporal pleasures he, and careless ease. --Milton. His overthrow heaped happiness upon him; For then, and not till then, he felt himself, And found the blessedness of being little. --Shak.

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