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Happy vs. Content — What's the Difference?

Happy vs. Content — What's the Difference?

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Happy

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
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Content

Often contents Something contained, as in a receptacle
The contents of my desk drawer.
The contents of an aerosol can.
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Happy

Fortunate and convenient
He had the happy knack of making people like him
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Content

The individual items or topics that are dealt with in a publication or document
A table of contents.
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Happy

Inclined to use a specified thing excessively or at random
They tended to be grenade-happy
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Content

The material, including text and images, that constitutes a publication or document.
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Happy

Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
A happy child.
The happiest day of my life.
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Content

The substance or significance of a written work, especially as contrasted with its form.
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Happy

Cheerful; willing
Happy to help.
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Content

Information, such as text, video, and sound, usually as contrasted with its format of presentation
A television producer looking for content that was more entertaining.
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Happy

Characterized by good luck
A happy sequence of events.
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Content

The proportion of a specified substance
Eggs have a high protein content.
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Happy

Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
A happy turn of phrase.
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Content

Contentment; satisfaction.
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Happy

Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
Trigger-happy.
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Content

Desiring no more than what one has; satisfied.
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Happy

Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
Money-happy.
Clothes-happy.
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Content

Ready to accept or acquiesce; willing
She was content to step down after four years as chief executive.
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Happy

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.
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Content

To make content or satisfied
Contented himself with one piece of cake.
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Happy

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

Satisfied, pleased, contented.
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Happy

Content, willing, 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.
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Content

(obsolete) Contained.
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Happy

(Of acts, speech, etc.) Appropriate, apt, felicitous.
A happy coincidence
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Content

Satisfaction, contentment; pleasure.
They were in a state of sleepy content after supper.
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Happy

(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.
Slaphappy, trigger-happy
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Content

(obsolete) Acquiescence without examination.
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Happy

Dexterous, ready, skilful.
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Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
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Happy

Implying 'May you have a happy ~' or similar; used in phrases to wish someone happiness or good fortune at the time of a festival, celebration, or other event or activity.
Happy birthday!, Happy Fourth of July!, Happy anniversary!, Happy job-hunting!
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Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote.
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Happy

A happy event, thing, person, etc.
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Content

A member who votes in assent.
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Happy

Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.
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Content

(uncountable) That which is contained.
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Happy

Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.
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Content

Subject matter; semantic information (or a portion or body thereof); that which is contained in writing, speech, video, etc.
Although eloquently delivered, the content of the speech was objectionable.
Some online video creators upload new content every day.
Prolific creators manage their voluminous content with any of various content management systems.
Jul 03, 2021

Happy

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.
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Content

The amount of material contained; contents.
Light beer has a lower alcohol content than regular beer.
Jul 03, 2021

Happy

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.
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Content

(obsolete) Capacity for containing.
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Happy

Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.
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Content

(mathematics) The n-dimensional space contained by an n-dimensional polytope (called volume in the case of a polyhedron and area in the case of a polygon); length, area or volume, generalized to an arbitrary number of dimensions. Category:en:Higher-dimensional geometry
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Happy

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
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Content

The greatest common divisor of the coefficients; (of a polynomial with coefficients in an integral domain) the common factor of the coefficients which, when removed, leaves the adjusted coefficients with no common factor that is noninvertible.
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Happy

Experiencing pleasure or joy;
Happy you are here
Pleased with the good news
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Content

(archaic) Alright, agreed.
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Happy

Marked by good fortune;
A felicitous life
A happy outcome
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Content

(transitive) To give contentment or satisfaction; to satisfy; to make happy.
You can't have any more - you'll have to content yourself with what you already have.
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Happy

Satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;
Felt content with her lot
Quite happy to let things go on as they are
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Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
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Happy

Exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
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Content

Contained within limits; hence, having the desires limited by that which one has; not disposed to repine or grumble; satisfied; contented; at rest.
Having food and raiment, let us be therewith content.
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Happy

Well expressed and to the point;
A happy turn of phrase
A few well-chosen words
A felicitous comment
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Content

That which is contained; the thing or things held by a receptacle or included within specified limits; as, the contents of a cask or bale or of a room; the contents of a book.
I shall prove these writings . . . authentic, and the contents true, and worthy of a divine original.
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Content

Power of containing; capacity; extent; size.
Strong ship's, of great content.
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Content

Area or quantity of space or matter contained within certain limits; as, solid contents; superficial contents.
The geometrical content, figure, and situation of all the lands of a kingdom.
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Content

Rest or quietness of the mind in one's present condition; freedom from discontent; satisfaction; contentment; moderate happiness.
Such is the fullness of my heart's content.
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Content

Acquiescence without examination.
The sense they humbly take upon content.
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Content

That which contents or satisfies; that which if attained would make one happy.
So will I in England work your grace's full content.
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Content

An expression of assent to a bill or motion; an affirmative vote; also, a member who votes "Content.".
Supposing the number of "Contents" and "Not contents" strictly equal in number and consequence.
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Content

To satisfy the desires of; to make easy in any situation; to appease or quiet; to gratify; to please.
Do not content yourselves with obscure and confused ideas, where clearer are to be attained.
Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them.
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Content

To satisfy the expectations of; to pay; to requite.
Come the next Sabbath, and I will content you.
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Content

Everything that is included in a collection;
He emptied the contents of his pockets
The two groups were similar in content
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Content

What a communication that is about something is about
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Content

The proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.
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Content

The amount that can be contained;
The gas tank has a capacity of 12 gallons
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Content

The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
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Content

The state of being contented with your situation in life;
He relaxed in sleepy contentedness
They could read to their heart's content
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Content

Something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation;
A moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject
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Content

Satisfy in a limited way;
He contented himself with one glass of beer per day
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Content

Make content;
I am contented
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Content

Satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;
A contented smile
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