happily

happily
happily [adv1] with joy, pleasure agreeably, blissfully, blithely, brightly, buoyantly, cheerfully, contentedly, delightedly, delightfully, devotedly, elatedly, enthusiastically, exhilaratingly, exultantly, freely, gaily, gladly, gleefully, graciously, heartily, hilariously, jovially, joyfully, joyously, laughingly, lightheartedly, lightly, lovingly, merrily, optimistically, peacefully, playfully, sincerely, smilingly, sportively, vivaciously, willingly, with relish, with zeal, zestfully; concepts 403,542 —Ant. unhappily happily [adv2] successfully appropriately, aptly, auspiciously, favorably, felicitously, fortunately, gracefully, propitiously, prosperously, providentially, satisfyingly, seasonably, swimmingly, well; concept 548 —Ant. unhappily, unluckily, unsuccessfully

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  • Happily — Hap pi*ly (h[a^]p p[i^]*l[y^]), adv. [From {Happy}.] 1. By chance; peradventure; haply. [Obs.] Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. By good fortune; fortunately; luckily. [1913 Webster] Preferred by conquest, happily o erthrown. Waller. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • happily — (adv.) mid 14c., by chance or accident, from HAPPY (Cf. happy) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning fortunate, lucky is late 14c.; that of appropriately is from 1570s. Happily ever after recorded by 1853 …   Etymology dictionary

  • happily — hap|pi|ly [ˈhæpıli] adv 1.) in a happy way ▪ Michelle smiled happily. ▪ I m a happily married man. ▪ So she married the prince, and they lived happily ever after (=used at the end of children s stories to say that someone was happy for the rest… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • happily — hap|pi|ly [ hæpıli ] adverb ** 1. ) in a happy way: Yes, he said, smiling happily. He and his wife are happily settled. 2. ) used when you are pleased about something: Happily, she wasn t injured in the crash. 3. ) in a willing way: I ll happily… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • happily */*/ — UK [ˈhæpɪlɪ] / US adverb 1) used when you are pleased about something Happily, she wasn t injured in the crash. 2) in a happy way Yes, he said, smiling happily. He and his wife are happily settled in their new home. 3) in a willing way I ll… …   English dictionary

  • happily — [[t]hæ̱pɪli[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV with cl You can add happily to a statement to indicate that you are glad that something happened. → See also happy Happily, his neck injuries were not serious... Happily, Lisa Martineau takes an opposite approach …   English dictionary

  • happily — adverb 1 in a happy way: a happily married couple 2 (sentence adverb) fortunately: Happily, his injuries were not serious. 3 very willingly: I d happily go for you …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • happily — adverb 1) he smiled happily Syn: contentedly, cheerfully, cheerily, merrily, delightedly, joyfully, joyously, gaily, gleefully 2) I will happily do as you ask Syn: gladly, willingly …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • happily — [ˈhæpɪli] adv 1) used when you are pleased about something Happily, nobody was injured.[/ex] 2) in a happy way He and his wife are happily settled in their new home.[/ex] 3) in a willing way I ll happily cook the dinner if you want me to.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • happily — adv. Happily is used with these adjectives: ↑engaged, ↑married, ↑occupied, ↑settled Happily is used with these verbs: ↑accept, ↑agree, ↑announce, ↑bark, ↑beam, ↑blend, ↑chat …   Collocations dictionary

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