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Happiness vs. Jovial

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Happinessnoun

(uncountable) The emotion of being happy; joy.

Jovialadjective

(obsolete) Pertaining to Jove or Zeus; Jovian.

Happinessnoun

prosperity, thriving, wellbeing.

Jovialadjective

(obsolete) Pertaining to the planet Jupiter; Jovian.

Happinessnoun

Good luck; good fortune.

Jovialadjective

Under the influence of the planet Jupiter (considered a source of happiness).

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Happinessnoun

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.’;

Jovialadjective

Merry; cheerful and good-humored.

Happinessnoun

Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.

‘All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!’;

Jovialadjective

Of or pertaining to the god, or the planet, Jupiter.

‘Our jovial star reigned at his birth.’; ‘The fixed stars astrologically differenced by the planets, and esteemed Martial or Jovial according to the colors whereby they answer these planets.’;

Happinessnoun

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.

Jovialadjective

Sunny; serene.

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Happinessnoun

Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; - used especially of language.

‘Some beauties yet no precepts can declare,For there's a happiness, as well as care.’; ‘O happiness! our being's end and aim!’; ‘Others in virtue place felicity,But virtue joined with riches and long life;In corporal pleasures he, and careless ease.’; ‘His overthrow heaped happiness upon him;For then, and not till then, he felt himself,And found the blessedness of being little.’;

Jovialadjective

Gay; merry; joyous; jolly; mirth-inspiring; hilarious; characterized by mirth or jollity; as, a jovial youth; a jovial company; a jovial poem.

‘Be bright and jovial among your guests.’; ‘His odes are some of them panegyrical, others moral; the rest are jovial or bacchanalian.’;

Happinessnoun

state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

Jovialadjective

full of or showing high-spirited merriment;

‘when hearts were young and gay’; ‘a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company’; ‘the jolly crowd at the reunion’; ‘jolly old Saint Nick’; ‘a jovial old gentleman’; ‘have a merry Christmas’; ‘peals of merry laughter’; ‘a mirthful laugh’;

Happinessnoun

emotions experienced when in a state of well-being

Jovialadjective

cheerful and friendly

‘she was in a jovial mood’;

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Happiness

The term happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.

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