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English definition of “happy”

happy

adjective
 
 
/ˈhæpi/
PLEASED A1 pleased and in a good mood, especially because something good has happened: I'm glad you've finally found someone who makes you happy. Jean seems much happier now that she's moved out.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
happy to do sth A2 to be willing to do something: I'd be very happy to help, if you need me to.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
SHOWING HAPPINESS A1 making you feel happy, or expressing happiness: a big, happy smile Did the book have a happy ending?Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
SATISFIED A2 satisfied and not worried: Are you happy with your exam results? I'm not very happy about you travelling alone at night.Feeling pleasure and happinessTaking pleasure in something
Happy Birthday/New Year, etc A1 something friendly that you say to someone on a special day or holiday: Happy Anniversary! → Opposite unhappyBirthdays and anniversariesSpecific holidays and festivalsReligious festivals
(Definition of happy from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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