Positive words to describe happiness or joy "the cheerful and happy list"

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Words that describe happiness or joy

A cheerful list of synonyms for happiness and positive words that can be used to describe joy or happiness.

Amusing entertaining; pleasing; funny; hilarious; arousing laughter and enjoyment.

Beaming cheerful; happy; radiant.
Beguiled filled with delight and wonder.
Blissful full of or characterized by felicity and joy; completely happy; glorified; blessed.
Blithe merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful.
Buoyant having life or vigor or spirit; light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful.

Carefree free of worry, trouble and care.
Cheerful having life or vigor or spirit; cheery; contented; happy; joyful; lively; animated.
Cheery showing or promoting good spirits or mood; cheerful; pleasant; lively; bright.
Chipper cheerful; lively; talkative.
Chirpy energetic and happy; lively; talkative; in a good mood.
Cock-a-hoop exultant; jubilant; very happy.
Contented expressing or feeling happiness or satisfaction.

Delectable delightful; delicious; greatly pleasing.
Delighted joyous; joyful; greatly pleased; filled with delight and wonder.
Diverting entertaining; amusing; pleasing.

Ebullient joyously enthusiastic; high-spirited; overflowing; bubbling.
Ecstatic pleasurable, joyful, delighted, happy, overpowering or entrancing beyond measure.
Effervescent enthusiastic; vivacious; fizzy; high-spirited.
Elated extremely joyful and proud; highly pleased or delighted; high-spirited.
Enjoyable pleasant; yielding satisfaction, pleasure or enjoyment.
Enraptured filled with great joy and pleasure.
Entertaining amusing; pleasing; diverting.
Esprit liveliness of spirit or mind; enthusiasm.
Euphoric exaggerated or intense feeling of happiness, pleasure or well-being.
Exhilarated elated; envigorated; in high spirits.
Exuberant luxuriant; lavish; extremely energetic; very highly enthusiastic; full of unrestrained joy, enthusiasm and cheer.
Exultant expressing or characterized by rejoice or joy; triumphant.

Fain happy; satisfied; willing.
Felicitous happy; prosperous; delightful; skillful; successful; fortunate; pleasing.
Fortuitous fortunate or lucky.
Funny causing amusement, laughter or mirth; intended to amuse or being comical; amusing.

Gaiety the state of joyful merriment or exuberance; mirthfulness; vivacity.
Giddy lightheartedly silly; joyfully elated; given to frivolity.
Glad pleased and cheerful; feeling happy; appreciative; very willing; joyous; gratified.
Gleeful triumphantly joyful; full of overjoyed delight; merry.
Good-humored cheerful; amiable; happy.
Grateful thankful; showing appreciation; gratifying; pleasing.
Grin to smile broadly (especially to show pleasure or amusement).

Halcyon peaceful; calm; tranquil; serene; happy; prosperous; golden.
Happy fortunate; enjoying; joyful; marked by good luck, pleasure or satisfaction; felicitous.
High happy; excited; energetic.
High-spirited courageous; lively; vivacious; bold; cheerfully unrestrained.
Hilarious extremely funny; mirthful; merry; jolly.
Hopeful expecting some pleasant fulfillment, success or promise.
Humorous jocular; funny; playful.
Hysterical extremely or excessively funny.

In a good mood having an cheerful and easygoing disposition.
In good spirits happy; cheerful; looking toward the future positively, despite unhappy circumstances.
In seventh heaven ecstatic; extremely happy.
Invigorating giving energy, strength or vitality.

Jaunty having a lively, cheerful, buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.
Jocular merry; amusing; humorous; sportive; waggish.
Jolly full of good humor and merry spirits; enjoyable; greatly pleasing; mirthful; cheerful.
Jovial characterized by good cheer and hearty conviviality; merry; hilarious; jolly; majestic.
Joyful feeling or causing delight; very glad; full of joy and happiness.
Joyous joyful; happy; glad; merry.
Jubilant expressing joy or happiness; triumphant; exulting; full of delight.

Light free from troubles or worries; blithe.
Light-hearted happy and carefree; cheerful; merry; free from anxiety.
Lively full, of life, spirit and energy; refreshing; invigorating; brisk.
Lucky fortuitous; favored by luck or chance.

Merry jolly; joyous; happy; offering fun, laughter and gaiety.
Mirthful full of merriment, gladness and gaiety; jovial.

Never been better feeling great; feeling better than ever.

On cloud nine extremely happy; euphoric.
On top of the world elated and very happy; exceptionally pleased or satisfied.
Optimistic disposed to take the most favorable or hopeful view of matter; hopeful; sanguine.
Overjoyed extremely happy and joyful.
Over the moon extremely delighted, happy or pleased.

Peace of mind serene and happy; the absence of anxiety or mental stress.
Perky characterized by lightheartedness and liveliness; jaunty; sprightly
Playful full of high spirits and fun; humorous; recreational; frolicsome.
Pleased happy; content; experiencing satisfaction or pleasure.
Positive optimistic; confident.
Propitious auspicious; favorable; kind; helpful; gracious.

Radiant emanating great love, joy, happiness or health.
Rapturous filled with great joy or delight; ecstatic; ravishing.
Rejoicing an act of showing joy and happiness.
Relish to take zestful or keen pleasure in.

Satisfied filled with satisfaction, pleasure or enjoyment.
Serene pleasantly peaceful or calm; without anxiety or worry.
Smiley cheerful; smiling; happy.
Smiling smiling with optimism or happiness.
Spirited full of vigor, life or courage; lively.
Sprightly full of vitality and spirit; lively; brisk; vivacious; energetic.
Sunny cheerful; genial; warm; bright; shining; radiant.

Thrilled extremely delighted or excited; feeling intense pleasurable and enjoyable excitement.
Tickled pink greatly pleased or entertained; delighted.

Untroubled easy in mind; free from worries and distractions.
Upbeat happy; optimistic; having a fast and positive tone.

Wacky amusing or funny (especially in a slightly peculiar or odd way); ludicrous.
Waggish jocular; witty; sportive; humorous.
Walking on air a state of extreme happiness as if you could walk or are walking on air.
Weal happiness; prosperity; welfare; the general good.
Weleful producing happiness or prosperity; blessed.
Well resulting favorably, pleasingly or advantageously; in good health; fortunate; feeling good.

Zany comical; ludicrously comical, bizarre or clownish.
Zesty characterized by spirited enjoyment or excitement.
Zingy pleasantly stimulating.
Zippy lively; full of energy; energetically cheerful.

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  1. Being Bi-Polar can mean your manic depressive. But it can also mean the oppisite that your mainc positve. You think and act positive about everything and make other people feel happy or think your strange.

  2. Interesting!! I think I might be bi-polar: manic positive!! I am not happy if I am not being positive and/or make others happy : )