happiness

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From happy +‎ -ness.

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Noun[edit]

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happiness (countable and uncountable, plural happinesses)

  1. The emotion of being happy; joy.
    • 1877, W. S. Gilbert, The Sorcerer
      Yes, Aline, true happiness comes of true love, and true love should be independent of external influences.
  2. (archaic) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
  3. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.
    Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness, as well as care. — Alexander Pope.

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Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment.

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