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See definition of happily on Dictionary.com
  • adv.with joy, pleasure
  • adv.successfully

synonyms for happily

  • blissfully
  • blithely
  • cheerfully
  • contentedly
  • enthusiastically
  • freely
  • gladly
  • gleefully
  • graciously
  • heartily
  • joyfully
  • joyously
  • lovingly
  • merrily
  • peacefully
  • playfully
  • willingly
  • agreeably
  • brightly
  • buoyantly
  • delightedly
  • delightfully
  • devotedly
  • elatedly
  • exhilaratingly
  • exultantly
  • gaily
  • hilariously
  • jovially
  • laughingly
  • lightheartedly
  • lightly
  • optimistically
  • sincerely
  • smilingly
  • sportively
  • vivaciously
  • with relish
  • with zeal
  • zestfully

antonyms for happily

MOST RELEVANT
  • unhappily
  • unluckily
  • unsuccessfully
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How to use happily in a sentence

Charlotte’s a fool for love, but this attitude leads her to her imperfectly perfect happily-ever-after.
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My husband was kind of on board with wanting to have a business, so we also had to figure out a way to have a business where we’re able to work together but separately, so that we can stay happily married.
HOW FRENCH BAKING WAS BROUGHT TO VIRGINIAEUGENE ROBINSONFEBRUARY 5, 2021OZY
The Long Song is weak where A Suitable Boy is strong, but happily it’s also strong where A Suitable Boy is weak—in the level of nuance its storytelling achieves.
THE LONG SONG IS A BRILLIANT TALE OF SLAVERY’S END IN JAMAICA, FRUSTRATINGLY TOLDJUDY BERMANJANUARY 29, 2021TIME
Marian’s mind was blown by this probability-zero event, and they lived happily ever after.
CAN YOU HUNT FOR THE MYSTERIOUS NUMBERS?ZACH WISSNER-GROSSJANUARY 15, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
There are just certain parts of us that are wired to want to pet something furry and hear a heartbeat — both boxes this strange little robot happily checks.
AN EARNEST REVIEW OF A ROBOTIC CAT PILLOWBRIAN HEATERDECEMBER 30, 2020TECHCRUNCH
I think I'd be happy to just drift away, but he won't let that happen because it's not what he wants, and he'll happily put me in the role of the bad guy if it suits his agenda.
CAROLYN HAX: HOW TO TELL DAD THAT YOU WANT TO DISPENSE WITH THE UNPLEASANTRIESCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
“I was surprised — happily surprised — that so many young people indicated they wanted to quit vaping,” says Halpern-Felsher.
COVID-19 RISK LINKED TO VAPING, BUT ADDICTED KIDS FIND IT HARD TO STOPJANET RALOFFOCTOBER 27, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Some species even enjoy the great indoors, where they happily live out their lives and make more spiders.
SHOULD I KILL SPIDERS IN MY HOME? AN ENTOMOLOGIST EXPLAINS WHY NOT TOLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 22, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
As a runner myself, I liked the implication that endurance athletes are uniquely tough, so I happily included that quote in my book.
WHY ENDURANCE ATHLETES FEEL LESS PAINALEX HUTCHINSONOCTOBER 7, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
I’m happily married for 30 years, my wife has changed me, I love my wife, but I don’t love everything about my wife.
WHOLE FOODS FOUNDER JOHN MACKEY DISCUSSES THE AMAZON CULTURE CLASHALAN MURRAYOCTOBER 6, 2020FORTUNE
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