Happiness vs. Joy

Happiness vs. Joy

Happiness and joy share the same meaning, but one might argue that joy is a stronger state of happiness.

Happiness – (noun) good fortune, pleasure, or contentment.


1. "Happiness is the goal of each man."

2. "Money doesn't always bring happiness."

Joy (noun) – great happiness or elation


1. "When my brother came home from war, my family experienced great joy."

2. "Joy was felt by all when the puppy pulled through its surgery."

Circle the Correct Answer:

1. Ice cream makes me joyful / happy.

2. Christmas brings me happiness / joy.

Answers: happy, joy

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