happiness vs joy

happiness joy


  • 1) The emotion of being happy; joy.
  • 2) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.
  • 3) archaic Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
  • 4) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
  • 5) Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; -- used especially of language.
  • 6) An agreeable feeling or condition of the soul arising from good fortune or propitious happening of any kind; the possession of those circumstances or that state of being which is attended with enjoyment; the state of being happy; contentment; joyful satisfaction; felicity; blessedness.
  • 7) emotions experienced when in a state of well-being
  • 8) state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
  • 9) Synonyms Happiness, Felicity, Blessedness, Bliss; well-being, prosperity, welfare, enjoyment, comfort, security. Happiness, the generic word, is expressive of nearly every general state of pleasure. It is so far from its derivation that it is often expressive of that state of mind that triumphs over circumstances, finding material for contentment or even joy in that which might naturally produce deep unhappiness. Felicity is primarily a matter of favorable circumstances, which may be mere exemption from disaster or disagreeable experiences, or may be of a higher type, as domestic felicity depends not merely upon the comfort of the home, nor upon freedom from anxiety, but especially upon a high degree of mutual love. Blessedness is a state of the most refined happiness, arising from the purest and warmest benevolent and religious feeling. The type of its meaning is furnished by the use of the word blessed in the beatitudes, Mat. v. 3–11. Bliss is consummate happiness. See animation, mirth, hilarity, gladness.
  • 10) The state or quality of being happy.
  • 11) Any state of being, having considerable permanence, in which pleasure decidedly predominates over pain.
  • 12) Fortuitous aptness or fitness; an unstudied grace or beauty; felicitousness.


  • 1) countable An activity etc which causes this feeling.
  • 2) uncountable The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness.
  • 3) A source or an object of joy.
  • 4) Intense and especially ecstatic or exultant happiness, or an instance of such feeling.
  • 5) The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exhilaration of spirits; delight.
  • 6) The sign or exhibition of joy; gayety; mirth; merriment; festivity.
  • 7) That which causes joy or happiness.
  • 8) something or someone that provides a source of happiness
  • 9) An emotion of pleasure, generally sudden, caused by the gratification of any passion or desire; ardent happiness arising from present or expected good; exultant satisfaction; exhilaration of spirits; gladness; delight.
  • 10) Synonyms Pleasure, Delight, etc. (see gladness); Glee, etc. (see hilarity); happiness, felicity, rapture, bliss.
  • 11) Diversion; festivity.
  • 12) An occasional name of the plant Ranunculus arvensis.
  • 13) In astrology, an inferior fortitude, as when a planet is in the dignities of another planet congenial to him.
  • 14) A source of enjoyment or rejoicing; that which causes gladness or happiness.
  • 15) intransitive To feel joy, to rejoice.
  • 16) transitive, obsolete To give joy to; to congratulate.
  • 17) transitive, archaic To enjoy.
  • 18) transitive, obsolete To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.
  • 19) make glad or happy
  • 20) To wish joy to; felicitate; congratulate.
  • 21) To take or feel joy; rejoice; be glad; exult.
  • 22) To give joy to;cause to rejoice; gladden; delight.
  • 23) To enjoy; possess with pleasure, or have pleasure in the possession of.
  • 24) To take great pleasure; rejoice.
  • 25) To fill with ecstatic happiness, pleasure, or satisfaction.
  • 26) To rejoice; to be glad; to delight; to exult.
  • 27) obsolete To enjoy.
  • 28) obsolete To give joy to; to congratulate.
  • 29) obsolete To gladden; to make joyful; to exhilarate.


  • 1) This could be a wonderful new beginning for a happier life.
  • 2) Research supports the theory that crying makes us feel happier and healthier.
  • 3) Surveys of wellbeing also suggest that women typically are happier in their working lives than men.
  • 4) There are less happy endings for others who pass through the camp.
  • 5) He says he is happier than he was when we met previously.
  • 6) Neither of them are in a happy place right now.
  • 7) It must be a happy coincidence.
  • 8) But life hasn't always been this happy and carefree.
  • 9) There isn't a trade-off between being good at something and being happy.
  • 10) Tomorrow night we should raise a glass and wish ourselves a happy and prosperous New Year.
  • 11) We already have most of the ingredients of a happy life.
  • 12) Their happy smiling little faces fill both ends of the pipe.
  • 13) Would you expect other people to feel happy about your unhappiness?
  • 14) It always makes me happy to hear that.
  • 15) Most arrivals will work for employers happy to use them for low wages.
  • 16) We are still happy and very satisfied with him.
  • 17) Two lonely souls brought together by happy coincidence?
  • 18) We are happy to say she has not.
  • 19) It is a happy place at the minute.
  • 20) They are more interested in being happy and doing something they value and love.
  • 21) We are so thankful both of us pulled through and had a happy ending.
  • 22) Instead focus your eyes on something else and just think about a happy memory.
  • 23) You find a way to keep the family happy.
  • 24) They are jealous of my new family and my happy life.
  • 25) Happy and nervous faces have passed through and thousands of pounds have been spent.
  • 26) He made me feel happy and alive.
  • 27) It has gained enthusiastic reviews from the critics and happy plaudits from satisfied diners.
  • 28) Council workers deliver vital services and they are all the better when those staff are happy in their work.
  • 29) But they were always happiest together.
  • 30) And this is no happy coincidence.
  • 31) Once his childhood was over, he was quite happy to say goodbye to them.
  • 32) Happy birthday and many more.
  • 33) Now I shall really be very happy to walk into the same room with you.
  • 34) So a happy New Year all round!
  • 35) They even laughed at the possibility of their former happiness and called it a dream… but the strange and wonderful thing was that though they had lost faith in their former state of happiness… they longed so much to be happy and innocent once more that, like children, they succumbed to the desire of their hearts, glorified this desire, built temples, and began offering up prayers to their own idea, their own "desire," and at the same time firmly believed that it could not be realized and brought about, though they still worshipped and adored it with tears.
  • 36) Children will profit from drill in and out of school in the science of avoiding offense and of giving happiness, but unless the categories -- _acts that give offense_ and _acts that give happiness_ -- are wide enough to include the main acts committed in the normal relations of son, companion, employer, husband, father, and citizen, those who set out to avoid alcohol and tobacco find themselves ill equipped to carry the obligations of a temperate, law-abiding citizen.
  • 37) Patty at PerfumePosse had a great review of this where she wrote that it embodies happiness: a ..happiness that is complex and embraces all of life’s sorrow and joy.
  • 38) * I get a big kick out of the lifestyle and design blog Oh Happy Day -- partly because it's fun to read, and partly because when I was starting my book "The happiness Project" and this blog, a good friend insisted that the phrase "happiness project" sounded like too much work, so I should re-name my blog "Oh Happy Day."
  • 39) In fact, the word happiness has to do with happenings or things that happen.
  • 40) But I'm trying to find the best path, and telling me that every path someone uses to attain happiness is equally valid is the same as telling me that the trans-Siberian mall route is just as good as the "take a right" method.
  • 41) Hedonists have appropriated the term happiness as an equivalent to the totality of pleasurable or agreeable feeling.
  • 42) It is not, however, the less true that there is a proper object to aim at; and if this object be meant by the term happiness, the perfection of which consists in the exclusion of all hap [_i. e., _ chance], I assert that there is such a thing as _summum bonum_, or ultimate good.
  • 43) "There is no highroad to what you term happiness," Wingrave answered.
  • 44) ‘It does not provide for the chance for a rest now and then, for decent food and lodgings, or the other little happinesses that this dusky laboratory allows its slaves.’
  • 45) ‘All happinesses are alike, the knowing novelist intones.’
  • 46) ‘If we can understand them, we may see that in their lives they share with us the same happinesses, frustrations and hopes.’
  • 47) ‘That may be so, but it is frightening to imagine a future in which our current happinesses and unhappinesses will no longer exist.’
  • 48) ‘This is most welcome news for the region and she is wished every happiness in the area.’
  • 49) he was filled with happiness when he left that awful place


  • 1) Jumping in the ocean is one of the great joys in my life.
  • 2) What a joy to see a lightweight film beautifully directed as well as acted.
  • 3) There are few cars that offer this much joy yet remain an approachable proposition.
  • 4) The tears came from joy and pride.
  • 5) It gives me so much joy.
  • 6) We'll all have that feeling of pride and joy and love.
  • 7) You thought you knew what, and who, brings you true joy and pleasure.
  • 8) Through your pain others will find joy, Colin.
  • 9) Time and time again I've seen the joy and gratitude they bring.
  • 10) We love the sheer joy of this.
  • 11) Youth ministry involves the dynamics of failed responsibility as well as the joy of shared success.
  • 12) This photo shows the wonderful joy of life.
  • 13) You suffer when they lose and feel joy when they win.
  • 14) It was a moment of intense joy and deep sadness.
  • 15) What a joy to see democracy at work.
  • 16) You gave us so much joy and hope.
  • 17) The garden was my pride and joy and took us years to complete.
  • 18) How can he find joy in childhood when he sees no joy in you?
  • 19) While he was with us our lives were filled with joy and happiness.
  • 20) Their faces brim with the sheer joy of town wealth buying a day of country pleasure.
  • 21) Now they feel only joy.
  • 22) With panting joy that she was there at last, —joy that overcame all distress, —Maggie neared the front of the house.
  • 23) Not, however, in all kinds of joy, for the _joy of the hypocrite_ is _but for a moment_, [1] that is to say, lasts but for a moment.
  • 24) Oh, I get such joy, such delicious _joy_ from life. "
  • 25) The word joy or joyfulness is mentioned more than 180 times in the Old and New Testaments.
  • 26) "Lord thy will, not mine be done", then you have gained the triumph and the joy is yours, — that is, the "all in all" of Sanctification, believe
  • 27) Even as the pain pierces my chest and my tears splash upon his brow, the joy is there, the love is there, keeping my hand pressed upon his back and under his cheek, pulling him to me, ever closer, his gurgles and sighs and the sweet smell of his skin a balm for the pain.
  • 28) Smiles, laughter, flowers … these people are being captured on the happiest day of their lives, and their joy is absolutely infectious.
  • 29) The rainbow seemed like a good sign, and Pascal loved the word joy.
  • 30) ‘My head rang with pain but I was alive, and the thought made me want to jump for joy.’
  • 31) ‘I wanted to jump for joy as I followed him out of the parking lot and up to the front of school.’
  • 32) ‘She packed up her flute and left the band room, wanting to run in to a corner and jump for joy.’
  • 33) ‘One part of me wanted to jump for joy, and the other just wanted to run and hide in fear.’
  • 34) ‘I waited until the gate had closed behind me and I was out of sight to do my jump for joy.’
  • 35) ‘Lenita cried happy tears of joy to see him alive and hugged the air out of him.’
  • 36) ‘We are all delighted for Christy who has brought so much joy and happiness to so many people.’
  • 37) ‘The items were just perfect, bringing joy and happiness to every single one of them.’
  • 38) ‘Another year has passed and for some it brought joy and happiness, for others sadness and sorrow.’
  • 39) ‘It's seeing that every situation is an opportunity for joy and happiness, enjoying your work.’
  • 40) ‘She felt her heart pound as she felt joy and happiness for the first time in months.’
  • 41) ‘Joseph seems to spread joy and pleasure wherever he goes and has been an inspiration to many people.’
  • 42) ‘They were tears of joy and gratitude that her gods had not let her down.’
  • 43) ‘Again, last week saw tears of joy and tears of woe as the GCSE results came out.’
  • 44) ‘At St Mary's Convent of Mercy School, pupils shed tears of joy on opening their results.’
  • 45) ‘She cried tears of joy on the podium after becoming the first woman from her country to win an Olympic title.’
  • 46) ‘Firstly, I'm going to take some classes, teaching kids and teenagers about the joy of cooking.’
  • 47) ‘And then I discovered the joy of running through a forest, and was spoilt forever.’
  • 48) ‘Despite his love for Emma and the joy of having a child at last, Nelson was none the less given to bouts of depression.’
  • 49) ‘They are not doing it for the job, they are doing it for the joy, and there's something really moving about that.’
  • 50) ‘From her I discovered simple joys like listening for the cuckoo and hearing stories around the fire.’
  • 51) ‘One of the great joys of living in Toronto is the city's constant state of evolution.’
  • 52) ‘In spite of the indoor winter joys of heaters and comfort foods, something needs to be done.’
  • 53) ‘The joys of living with art and sharing the experience are more difficult to articulate.’
  • 54) ‘One of the joys of following English soccer is learning some of its delightful jargon.’
  • 55) ‘A teenager, the youngest in Britain to have triplets, spoke of her delight at getting used to the joys of family life.’
  • 56) ‘I even wrote an essay about the joys of dentistry which was presented to my delighted dentist.’
  • 57) ‘My Mum is amazing, and one of my greatest joys as an adult was realising that she is my best friend and I can tell her anything.’
  • 58) ‘And it was one of the joys of my life to know him and to hear the stories that he told about his brother.’
  • 59) ‘The joys of food and wine are there for everybody - and all you need to bring is your corkscrew and curiosity.’
  • 60) ‘It's not something she's looking forward to, but it's a small price to pay for the joys of motherhood.’
  • 61) ‘Read through this test to see if you're ready for the joys of parenthood.’
  • 62) ‘Surprising family and friends with well-selected gifts is one of the great joys of Christmas.’
  • 63) ‘It has all the joys of country living but with a touch of modern luxury.’
  • 64) ‘He also related some anecdotes on the joys of sailing, drawing on his 60 odd years of sailing.’
  • 65) ‘Charlie and Phil gradually bond with their sons, and start to fully appreciate the priceless joys of fatherhood.’
  • 66) ‘Perhaps as a response my body is preparing for the indoor joys of winter.’
  • 67) ‘One of life's great joys is ploughing your way through a reasonably intelligent, breathless thriller.’
  • 68) ‘I have discovered the joys of younger men, many of whom really appreciate the charms and gentleness of an older lady.’
  • 69) ‘We had both been babbling on about the joys of adventure when a young woman stood up and cut us short.’
  • 70) ‘It took 52 years for Sri Lanka to do it - when Susanthika mounted the medal ceremony podium on Thursday night to receive her bronze, millions of Sri Lankans around the world joyed in jubilation.’

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