1 feeling pleasure
VERBS appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound Outwardly the couple appeared happy. Andrew felt happier than he had been for a long time. | become | make sb Money won't make you happy. | keep sb He went home from time to time, to keep his mother happy.
ADV. extremely, only too, particularly, really, very We'd be only too happy to accept your invitation. | completely, perfectly, quite Mum seemed perfectly happy with my explanation. | genuinely, truly For the first time in her life, she felt truly happy. | far from, not altogether, not at all, not entirely, not exactly, not particularly, not too, not totally Her boss was not entirely happy about the situation. | fairly, pretty, reasonably, relatively | just I'm just happy to be back home. | absurdly, amazingly, blissfully, deliriously, ecstatically, radiantly, ridiculously, strangely, surprisingly | clearly, obviously
PREP. about I'm not too happy about her attitude. | for So you're getting married, I hear. I'm really happy for you! | with I was quite happy with the way things went.
2 giving pleasure
VERBS be, seem
ADV. extremely, gloriously, particularly, very, wonderfully It had been a gloriously happy time. | quite