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happy medium


      n   a course or state that avoids extremes  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
      adj   , -pier, -piest  
1    feeling, showing, or expressing joy; pleased  
2    willing  
I'd be happy to show you around     
3    causing joy or gladness  
4    fortunate; lucky  
the happy position of not having to work     
5    aptly expressed; appropriate  
a happy turn of phrase     
6    postpositive  
Informal   slightly intoxicated  
7    (in combination)  
happy birthday, happy Christmas        (See also)        trigger-happy  
     (C14: see hap1, -y1)  
  happily      adv  
  happiness      n  

happy camper  
Informal   a happy, satisifed person (esp. in the phrase not a happy camper)  
1    of or denoting a form of evangelical Christianity in which members of the congregation sing and clap enthusiastically during acts of worship  
      n   pl   , -pies  
2      (Also called)    happy clapper   an enthusiastic evangelical Christian  
happy event  
Informal   the birth of a child  
      adj   carefree or easy-going  
happy hour  
      n   a time, usually in the early evening, when some pubs or bars sell drinks at reduced prices  
happy hunting ground  
1    (in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death  
2    a productive or profitable area for a person with a particular interest or requirement  
jumble sales proved happy hunting grounds in her search for old stone jars     
happy medium  
      n   a course or state that avoids extremes  
happy release  
      n   liberation, esp. by death, from an unpleasant condition  
1    tending to resort to the use of firearms or violence irresponsibly  
2    tending to act rashly or without due consideration  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  



1    blessed, blest, blissful, blithe, cheerful, cock-a-hoop, content, contented, delighted, ecstatic, elated, floating on air, glad, gratified, jolly, joyful, joyous, jubilant, merry, on cloud nine     (informal)   overjoyed, over the moon     (informal)   pleased, rapt, sunny, thrilled, walking on air     (informal)  
2    advantageous, appropriate, apt, auspicious, befitting, convenient, enviable, favourable, felicitous, fortunate, lucky, opportune, promising, propitious, satisfactory, seasonable, successful, timely, well-timed  
1    depressed, despondent, discontented, displeased, down in the dumps     (informal)   forlorn, gloomy, joyless, low, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, sombre, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy  
2    inapt, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky  

blithe, carefree, casual, devil-may-care, easy-going, heedless, improvident, insouciant, irresponsible, light-hearted, nonchalant, unconcerned, untroubled  
   careworn, cheerless, gloomy, melancholy, morose, sad, serious, unhappy  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

happy medium n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck

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to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
cyber protest is expression of complaint through the medium of electronic communication on the electronic and digital Medias.
a state of connectivity to the cyberspace through a medium of internet or computer network
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