Roget category 8276. Words relating to the sentient and moral
› 6.2. Personal affections
›› 6.2.1. Passive affections
well-being — good etc. 618 — snugness, comfort, ease — cushion etc. 215 — sans souci [Fr.], without worry, mind at ease.
joy, gladness, delight, glee, cheer, sunshine — cheerfulness etc. 836.
treat, refreshment — amusement etc. 840 — luxury etc. 377.
mens sana in corpore sano [Lat.] [Juvenal], a sound mind in a sound body.
happiness, felicity, bliss — beatitude, beautification — enchantment, transport, rapture, ravishment, ecstasy — summum bonum [Lat.] — paradise, elysium etc. (heaven) 981 — third heaven†, seventh heaven, cloud nine — unalloyed happiness &c. — hedonics†, hedonism.
honeymoon — palmy days, halcyon days — golden age, golden time — Dixie, Dixie's land — Saturnia regna [Lat.], Arcadia†, Shangri-La, happy valley, Agapemone†.
hug oneself —
be in clover
be in elysium
tread on enchanted ground —
fall into raptures,
go into raptures.
feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine.
be pleased with etc. 829 — receive pleasure, derive pleasure etc. n.. from — take pleasure etc. n.. in — delight in, rejoice in, indulge in, luxuriate in — gloat over etc. (physical pleasure) 377 — enjoy, relish, like — love etc. 897 — take to, take a fancy to — have a liking for — enter into the spirit of.
take in good part.
treat oneself to, solace oneself with.
not sorry —
pleased as Punch.
happy, blest, blessed, blissful, beatified — happy as a clam at high water [U.S.], happy as a clam, happy as a king, happy as the day is long — thrice happy, ter quaterque beatus [Lat.] — enjoying etc. v. — joyful etc. (in spirits) 836 — hedonic†.
in a blissful state, in paradise etc. 981, in raptures, in ecstasies, in a transport of delight.
comfortable etc. (physical pleasure) 377 — at ease — content etc. 831 — sans souci [Fr.].
overjoyed, entranced, enchanted — enraptures — enravished† — transported — fascinated, captivated.
with a joyful face, with sparkling eyes.
pleasing etc. 829 — ecstatic, beatic† — painless, unalloyed, without alloy, cloudless.
one's heart leaping with joy.
a wilderness of sweets" [Paradise Lost]; I wish you all the joy that you can wish" [M. of Venice]; jour de ma vie — joy ruled the day and love the night" [Dryden]; joys season'd high and tasting strong of joys season'd high and tasting strong of guilt" [Young]; oh happiness, our being's end and aim! " [Pope]; there is a pleasure that is born of pain" [O Meridith]; throned on highest bliss" [Paradise Lost]; vedi Napoli e poi muori [It] — zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brucke nicht zwischen Freud und Leid ist die Brucke nicht weit [G.], the bridge between joy and sorrow is not wide.
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