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Glad vs. Happy

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Gladadjective

Pleased, happy, gratified.

‘I'm glad the rain has finally stopped.’;

Happyadjective

Having a feeling arising from a consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, such as comfort, peace, or tranquillity; blissful, contented, joyous.

‘Music makes me feel happy.’;

Gladadjective

(obsolete) Having a bright or cheerful appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness.

Happyadjective

Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; favored by fortune or luck; fortunate, lucky, propitious.

Gladverb

To make glad

Happyadjective

Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).

‘Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?’; ‘Yes, I am happy with the decision.’;

Gladadjective

Pleased; joyous; happy; cheerful; gratified; - opposed to sorry, sorrowful, or unhappy; - said of persons, and often followed by of, at, that, or by the infinitive, and sometimes by with, introducing the cause or reason.

‘A wise son maketh a glad father.’; ‘He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.’; ‘The Trojan, glad with sight of hostile blood.’; ‘He, glad of her attention gained.’; ‘As we are now glad to behold your eyes.’; ‘Glad am I that your highness is so armed.’;

Happyadjective

Of acts, speech, etc.: appropriate, apt, felicitous.

‘a happy coincidence’;

Gladadjective

Wearing a gay or bright appearance; expressing or exciting joy; producing gladness; exhilarating.

‘Her conversationMore glad to me than to a miser money is.’; ‘Glad evening and glad morn crowned the fourth day.’;

Happyadjective

(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.

‘slaphappy, trigger-happy’;

Gladverb

To make glad; to cheer; to gladden; to exhilarate.

‘That which gladded all the warrior train.’; ‘Each drinks the juice that glads the heart of man.’;

Happyadjective

(rare) Of persons, especially when referring to their ability to express themselves (often followed by at or in): dexterous, ready, skilful.

Gladverb

To be glad; to rejoice.

Happynoun

preceded by the: happy people as a group.

Gladadjective

showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy;

‘glad you are here’; ‘glad that they succeeded’; ‘gave a glad shout’; ‘a glad smile’; ‘heard the glad news’; ‘a glad occasion’;

Happynoun

A happy event, thing, person, etc.

Gladadjective

(`lief' is archaic) very willing;

‘was lief to go’; ‘glad to help’;

Happyverb

(intransitive) Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.

Gladadjective

feeling happy appreciation;

‘glad of the fire's warmth’;

Happyverb

(transitive) Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.

Gladadjective

cheerful and bright;

‘a beaming smile’; ‘a glad May morning’;

Happyadjective

Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.

‘Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them.’;

Happyadjective

Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.

‘Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.’; ‘The learned is happy Nature to explore,The fool is happy that he knows no more.’;

Happyadjective

Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.

‘One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.’;

Happyadjective

enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune;

‘a happy smile’; ‘spent many happy days on the beach’; ‘a happy marriage’;

Happyadjective

experiencing pleasure or joy;

‘happy you are here’; ‘pleased with the good news’;

Happyadjective

marked by good fortune;

‘a felicitous life’; ‘a happy outcome’;

Happyadjective

satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;

‘felt content with her lot’; ‘quite happy to let things go on as they are’;

Happyadjective

exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation

Happyadjective

well expressed and to the point;

‘a happy turn of phrase’; ‘a few well-chosen words’; ‘a felicitous comment’;

Happyadjective

feeling or showing pleasure or contentment

‘they are happy to see me doing well’; ‘Melissa came in looking happy and excited’; ‘we're just happy that he's still alive’;

Happyadjective

having a sense of trust and confidence in (a person, arrangement, or situation)

‘he was not happy about the proposals’;

Happyadjective

satisfied with the quality or standard of

‘I'm happy with his performance’;

Happyadjective

willing to do something

‘we will be happy to advise you’;

Happyadjective

used in greetings

‘happy Christmas’;

Happyadjective

fortunate and convenient

‘he had the happy knack of making people like him’;

Happyadjective

inclined to use a specified thing excessively or at random

‘they tended to be grenade-happy’;

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