Meaning of “happiness” in the English Dictionary

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"happiness" in British English

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happinessnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈhæp.i.nəs/ us /ˈhæp.i.nəs/

B1 the feeling of being happy:

It was only later in life that she found happiness and peace of mind.
formal Will you join me in wishing the bride and groom every happiness?

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  • All she needed to complete her happiness was a baby.
  • I've always believed that happiness counts more than money.
  • Elaine depends upon Bob completely for her happiness.
  • What is your idea of perfect happiness?
  • She's brought us so much happiness over the years.

(Definition of “happiness” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"happiness" in American English

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happinessnoun [ U ]

us /ˈhæp·i·nəs/

the feeling of being pleased or happy:

Our children have brought us so much happiness.

(Definition of “happiness” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)