Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Happiness

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘happiness’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

I sometimes enjoy (verb) playing the lottery. When my brother won the lottery, he told me about it with such breathtaking (adjective) euphoria (noun) that it was wonderful to hear. For my part, I was understandably (adverb) ecstatic (adjective). He owed me money!

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HOW TO USE OUR SYNONYM TABLES:

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.

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Some Nouns for Happiness

(e.g. a state of ecstasy, experiencing delirium, an expression of contentedness)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

contentedness

delirium

ecstasy

elation

gaiety

delectation

gratification

jubilation

blissfulness

exuberance

*euphoria

joviality

*rapture

exhilaration

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Some Adjectives to Describe Happiness

(e.g. a childlike exuberance, an overwhelming delirium, a breathtaking euphoria)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

childlike

innocent

complete

consuming

overwhelming

jocund

breathtaking

jovial

ecstatic

elated

overjoyed

euphoric

intense

jubilant

otherworldly

exhilarated

gratified

delirious


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Some Verbs for Being Happy

(e.g. I appreciate…; He delights in…; She revels in…)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

enjoy

relish

adore

appreciate

delight (in)

*revel (in)

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Some Adverbs to Describe Your Level of Happiness

(e.g. I feel tremendously happy, unashamedly delirious, decidedly exhilarated)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

deliriously

unashamedly

suspiciously

understandably

rightfully

decidedly

tremendously

*unabashedly

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