Happy vs. Proud
By Muazma Batool — Published on October 26, 2022
Difference Between Happy and Proud
Happy vs. Proud Definitions
Enjoying, showing, or marked by pleasure, satisfaction, or joy
a happy child.
the happiest day of my life.
Feeling pleasurable satisfaction over an act, possession, quality, or relationship by which one measures one's stature or self-worth
proud of one's child.
proud to serve one's country.
happy to help.
Occasioning or being a reason for pride
a proud moment when she received her diploma.
Characterized by good luck
a happy sequence of events.
Feeling or showing justifiable self-respect
too proud to beg.
Being especially well-adapted; felicitous
a happy turn of phrase.
Filled with or showing excessive self-esteem
a proud and haughty aristocrat.
Characterized by a spontaneous or obsessive inclination to use something. Often used in combination
Of great dignity; honored
a proud name.
Enthusiastic about or involved with to a disproportionate degree. Often used in combination
proud alpine peaks.
Having a feeling arising from a consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, such as comfort, peace, or tranquillity; blissful, contented, joyous.
Music makes me feel happy.
Spirited. Used of an animal
Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; favored by fortune or luck; fortunate, lucky, propitious.
Feeling honoured (by something); feeling happy or satisfied about an event or fact; gratified.
I am proud of Sivu’s schoolwork.
Content, willing, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?
Yes, I am happy with the decision.
That makes one feel proud (of something one did)
That was not the proudest thing I did but I can’t deny it.
(Of acts, speech, etc.) Appropriate, apt, felicitous.
a happy coincidence
Possessed of a due sense of what one deserves or is worth.
I was too proud to apologise.
(in combination) Favoring or inclined to use.
Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
Dexterous, ready, skilful.
Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.
It was a proud day when we finally won the championship.
Implying 'May you have a happy ~' or similar; used in phrases to wish someone happiness or good fortune at the time of a festival, celebration, or other event or activity.
Happy birthday!, Happy Fourth of July!, Happy anniversary!, Happy job-hunting!
(Of things) standing upwards as in the manner of a proud person; stately or majestic.
A happy event, thing, person, etc.
Standing out or raised; swollen.
After it had healed, the scar tissue stood proud of his flesh.
The weld was still a bit proud of the panel, so she ground it down flush.
Often followed by up: to become happy; to brighten up, to cheer up.
(obsolete) Brave, valiant; gallant.
Often followed by up: to make happy; to brighten, to cheer, to enliven.
(obsolete) Excited by sexual desire; specifically of a female animal: in heat.
Favored by hap, luck, or fortune; lucky; fortunate; successful; prosperous; satisfying desire; as, a happy expedient; a happy effort; a happy venture; a happy omen.
Chymists have been more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them.
Feeling or manifesting pride, in a good or bad sense
Nor much expectA foe so proud will first the weaker seek.
O death, made proud with pure and princely beauty !
And shades impervious to the proud world's glare.
Experiencing the effect of favorable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous; as, happy hours, happy thoughts.
Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
The learned is happy Nature to explore,The fool is happy that he knows no more.
Having a feeling of high self-respect or self-esteem; exulting (in); elated; - often with of; as, proud of one's country.
Are we proud men proud of being proud ?
Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
One gentleman is happy at a reply, another excels in a in a rejoinder.
Giving reason or occasion for pride or self-gratulation; worthy of admiration; grand; splendid; magnificent; admirable; ostentatious.
Till tower, and dome, and bridge-way proudAre mantled with a golden cloud.
enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune;
a happy smile
spent many happy days on the beach
a happy marriage
Excited by sexual desire; - applied particularly to the females of some animals.
experiencing pleasure or joy;
happy you are here
pleased with the good news
feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride;
proud of his accomplishments
a proud moment
proud to serve his country
a proud name
marked by good fortune;
a felicitous life
a happy outcome
having or displaying great dignity or nobility;
a gallant pageant
proud alpine peaks
satisfied; enjoying well-being and contentment;
felt content with her lot
quite happy to let things go on as they are
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
well expressed and to the point;
a happy turn of phrase
a few well-chosen words
a felicitous comment
Written byMuazma Batool
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