happiness
noun Date: 15th century 1. obsolete good fortune ; prosperity 2. a. a state of well-being and contentment ; joy b. a pleasurable or satisfying experience 3. felicity, aptness

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  • Happiness — For other uses, see Happiness (disambiguation). Happy and Jolly redirect here. For other uses, see Happy (disambiguation) and Jolly (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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