Happy vs. Satisfied — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Happy and Satisfied
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
Full of or showing satisfaction
A very satisfied customer.
A satisfied look.
Fortunate and convenient
He had the happy knack of making people like him
Simple past tense and past participle of satisfy
Inclined to use a specified thing excessively or at random
They tended to be grenade-happy
In a state of satisfaction.
I'm satisfied with your progress in your homework, so you can watch television now.
Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
A happy child.
The happiest day of my life.
Convinced based on the available evidence.
The judge was satisfied that the defendant did not go out with the intent to start a riot.
Happy to help.
Filled with satisfaction;
A satisfied customer
Characterized by good luck
A happy sequence of events.
His thirst quenched he was able to continue
Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
A happy turn of phrase.
Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
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.
Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; favored by fortune or luck; fortunate, lucky, propitious.
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.
(Of acts, speech, etc.) Appropriate, apt, felicitous.
A happy coincidence
(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.
Dexterous, ready, skilful.
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!
A happy event, thing, person, etc.
Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.
Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.
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.
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.
Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.
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
Experiencing pleasure or joy;
Happy you are here
Pleased with the good news
Marked by good fortune;
A felicitous life
A happy outcome
Satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;
Felt content with her lot
Quite happy to let things go on as they are
Exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
Well expressed and to the point;
A happy turn of phrase
A few well-chosen words
A felicitous comment