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English definition of “happy”

happy

adjective (PLEASED)    /ˈhæp.i/
A1 feeling, showing, or causing pleasure or satisfaction: a happy marriage/childhood She looks so happy. School days are said to be the happiest days of your life. Nicky seems a lot happier since she met Steve. You'll be happy to know that Jean is coming with us. I'm perfectly happy to (= I will willingly) help out. I'm so happy (that) everything is working out for you. Barry seems happy enough working for himself. Are you happy about/with (= satisfied with) your new working arrangements? Your mother's not going to be very happy when she sees the mess you've made!formal The manager will be happy (= is willing) to see you this afternoon.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
(Definition of happy adjective (PLEASED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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