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Vocabulary: How to say "happy" and "glad" differently

Words for Happy, Glad, Pleasant, Joyful

The use of synonyms for happy is not a very common practice. There are some synonyms of happy that are frequently used. I feel excited, but excited is more a synonym of lucky than happy.
"How are you?" - "I can't complain." You might hear that every now and then, but when was the last time you heard I am blissful, I am chirpy, I am euphoric, ...

Alternative English Words for Happy — This colorful poster features alternative, more powerful words for 'happy'. It is great for helping children and students to make their writing that bit more exciting. This resource is available for download.

happy bland blissful blithe
calm can't complain capricious captivated cheerful
cheery chipper chirpy confident content
convivial dazed delighted delightful
ecstatic elated enchanted epicurean euphoric
excited exstatic exuberant exultant  
fain fanciful felicitous flying high formidable
glad gleeful glorious gratified  
happy hilarious hopeful humorous  
in high spirits intoxicated jolly joyful joyous
jubilant laughing light lively lunatic
lucky merry mirthful on cloud nine optimistic
overwhelmed peaceful peppy perky playful
pleased providential positive sanguine satisfied
sensuous solemn sparkling splendid sprightly
spruce stoked sunny sybaritic thrilled
upbeat voluptuous walking on air zestful



Example Sentences

She is a pleasant baby,    I am on cloud nine,    He is a very pleasant person,    I am joyful,    We are overjoyed with the results — are a few common uses of synonyms for happy that you might hear.