happy

adj.
1 feeling pleasure
VERBS
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound

Outwardly the couple appeared happy.

Andrew felt happier than he had been for a long time.

become
make sb

Money won't make you happy.

keep sb

He went home from time to time, to keep his mother happy.

die

I can die happy knowing that I have achieved this.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
only too, particularly

We'd be only too happy to accept your invitation.

completely, perfectly

Dad seemed perfectly happy with my explanation.

genuinely, truly

For the first time in her life, she felt truly happy.

far from, not altogether, not at all, not entirely, not exactly, not particularly, not too, not totally

Her boss was not entirely happy about the situation.

relatively
just

I'm just happy to be back home.

amazingly, blissfully, deliriously, ecstatically, ridiculously, strangely, surprisingly
clearly, obviously
PREPOSITION
about

I'm not too happy about her attitude.

for

So you're getting married, I hear. I'm really happy for you!

with

I was quite happy with the way things went.

2 giving pleasure
VERBS
be, seem
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
gloriously (esp. BrE), particularly, wonderfully

It had been a wonderfully happy time.

quite
Happy is used with these nouns: ↑accident, ↑association, ↑atmosphere, ↑balance, ↑chance, ↑childhood, ↑choice, ↑coincidence, ↑collaboration, ↑combination, ↑compromise, ↑couple, ↑customer, ↑day, ↑disposition, ↑ending, ↑event, ↑face, ↑family, ↑girl, ↑grin, ↑home, ↑hour, ↑knack, ↑laughter, ↑life, ↑marriage, ↑memory, ↑mood, ↑news, ↑occasion, ↑old age, ↑outcome, ↑pair, ↑people, ↑period, ↑person, ↑relationship, ↑retirement, ↑return, ↑reunion, ↑self, ↑shopper, ↑situation, ↑smile, ↑tear, ↑thought, ↑time, ↑tune, ↑year

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