Adjective "happy" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈhapi/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
  1. with clause 'we're just happy that he's still alive'
  2. 'Having disposed of his family farm he acquired a new home at Lissard where he and his wife were contented and happy.'
  3. 'Our son has been attending the Créche for nearly five months and so far he is very happy and content, as indeed we are.'
  4. 'The feel of the warm moist soil around my roots as they got stronger and ever deeper into the ground made me feel happy and contented.'
  5. 'I feel very happy and content to be at home in the warm, listening to good music and doing nothing much.'
  6. 'I realised that I am actually fairly happy and contented with my life.'
  7. 'Many of those families who are in relief camps today were people like us leading happy and contented lives.'
  8. 'Now is the time to scrap the Trust and get back to clean wards, happy contented staff, striving for high standards and just rewards.'
  9. 'If my observation serves me right, old folks are generally happy and contented with the way they spend their free time.'
  10. 'It cannot possibly be your fault, in fact, in may be because of you she had a happy and content life.'
  11. 'It will be a clear message from Islamabad that it is not happy over the content of talks.'
  12. 'he was not happy about the proposals'
  13. 'Pitch doesn't look very happy about the situation, but he doesn't push Milon aside to get to me.'
  14. 'I was not at all happy about the way they waved their batons at anyone who even looked at them funny.'
  15. 'The boys at this table weren't happy about talking to someone from the Peak either.'
  16. 'In an interview with the STAR on Monday Joseph said there was not much to be happy about.'
  17. 'Well, I have made a lot of new friends thanks to this blog and I feel happy about it.'
  18. 'The person who has or who shows such inclination in his or her youth should be proud and happy about it.'
  19. 'He is happy about the arrangement and believes it will help him adjust to life in the community.'
  20. 'I can't imagine the drivers being too happy about the possibility of further regulation.'
  21. 'The reasons they've given are pathetic and even their own fans who I've heard from are not happy about it.'
  22. 'I think that, at the time, villagers were not too happy about it being built.'
  23. 'I have been happy with my performance and to be fair the crowd have been good with me.'
  24. 'Surely to God they have a right to a release date and in a format they are happy with.'
  25. 'I then often do about three sketches for each character before I am happy with a final one.'
  26. 'He has been working at eight other cancer shops in the South West and said he was happy with the results.'
  27. 'If we win it on Sunday it will have been a good season for me but if we lose it then I'm not going to be happy with the season.'
  28. 'Are you happy with the role of these representative groups in the diversity programme?'
  29. 'Tiago struggled to get heat into his tyres; so he is not very happy with his performance.'
  30. 'I cannot be happy with my performance because the team as a whole hasn't had results.'
  31. 'The only Millwall people happy with a goalless draw yesterday were the club stewards.'
  32. 'If you're happy with the way things are going, don't be afraid to let your feelings be known.'
  33. 'we will be happy to advise you'
  34. 'Every time a major tournament comes round we seem quite happy to plod through games and play it safe.'
  35. 'I am happy to play the game as long as I am entitled to win some points occasionally.'
  36. 'Mr Walker said he would be happy to advise anybody about the way Ryesport was set up and the benefits it brought.'
  37. 'For all of the first half, France appeared happy to play the game on Ireland's terms.'
  38. 'If you are happy to do that, I am more than happy to advise you on every stage through to the finished rig.'
  39. 'A game she'd be happy to continue if only it could be light and daring, an adventure of secret intrigue and romance.'
  40. 'Local Citizens' Advice Bureaux will also be more than happy to advise and help fill in any paperwork at no cost.'
  41. 'We are more than happy to advise residents of how not to cause a nuisance to their neighbours.'
  42. 'United Future is always pleased and happy to support sensible legislation.'
  43. 'After netting nine goals in the previous four games, Hoyle was happy to play a supporting role against Gabriels.'
  44. 'First of all, happy birthday to Big John, who is our techie here at work.'
  45. 'It's some dead queen's birthday and what better way to wish someone a happy birthday than to bounce the weekend away?'
  46. 'What I got was a much less happy greeting and it didn't sound like female at all.'
  47. 'Mr. King, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders are here to wish you a very happy birthday.'
  48. 'It wouldn't be right if I didn't wish happy birthday to somebody, now would it?'
  49. 'A very happy 18th birthday is wished to Amanda Dowd from her family and friends.'
  50. 'Are you really serving the government when Willard Scott is wishing you happy birthday?'
  51. 'Finally seasons greetings and a happy New Year to all who have supported this work.'
  52. 'I recorded a short video message on the new camera saying happy birthday to my grandmother who is 100 years old tomorrow.'
  53. 'We hope Joe Rocks a Newtown man now living in Creggan had a recent happy birthday.'
Fortunate and convenient.
  1. 'Andrew's always had that happy knack of cutting straight to the chase, delighting and upsetting in roughly equal measures.'
  2. 'She has the happy knack of making the most mundane report appear interesting.'
  3. 'For opportunities appear, at first glance, to have a happy knack of falling into the lap of the third season trainer.'
  4. 'McDowell has the happy knack of convincing us that all he wants to do with his life is to serve the people.'
  5. 'He has a strong personality, continuity of purpose, a mind well stored and a happy knack of communicating it.'
  6. 'The range in the city is broader than in most places, and the locals seem to have a happy knack with fish dishes particularly.'
  7. 'The Sharks coach is in the happy situation of having a clean injury slate for his teams most important match of the season so far.'
  8. 'Call it a happy knack of being in the right place at the right time.'
Inclined to use a specified thing excessively or at random.

    Definitions

    1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.

    2. characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind.

    3. favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land.

    4. apt or felicitous, as actions, utterances, or ideas.

    5. obsessed by or quick to use the item indicated (usually used in combination): a trigger-happy gangster. Everybody is gadget-happy these

    More examples(as adjective)

    "people can be happy with ways."

    "people can be happy with people."

    "people can be happy for people."

    "people can be happy with results."

    "people can be happy with performances."

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    Origin

    Middle English (in the sense ‘lucky’): from the noun hap + -y.

    Phrase

    (as) happy as a clam (at high tide)
    (as) happy as a pig in shit
    (as) happy as a sandboy (or as Larry)
    happy hunting ground