Luck vs Happiness - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between luck and happiness
is that luck
is something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence while happiness
is the emotion of being happy; joy.
As a verb luck
is to succeed by chance.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence.
- The raffle is just a matter of luck .
- Sometimes it takes a bit of luck to get success.
- I couldn't believe my luck when I found a fifty dollar bill on the street.
A superstitious feeling that brings fortune or success.
- Gilbert had some bad luck yesterday — he got pick-pocketed and lost fifty dollars.
- He blew on the dice for luck .
- I wish you lots of luck for the exam tomorrow.
- I tried for ages to find a pair of blue suede shoes, but didn't have any luck .
- He has a lot of luck with the ladies, perhaps it is because of his new motorbike.
* fortune (both senses)
* bad luck
* down on one's luck
* good luck
* lucky break
* luck out
* luck of the draw
* luck of the Irish
* luck upon
* push one's luck
* ride one's luck
* run of bad luck
* sheer luck
* streak of good luck
To succeed by chance.
To rely on luck.
- His plan lucked out.
To carry out relying on luck.
- No plan. We're just to going to have to luck through.
1000 English basic words
- Our plan is to luck it through.
The emotion of being happy; joy.
* 1877 , ,
(archaic) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
* 1643 , — , I-i
- Yes, Aline, true happiness comes of true love, and true love should be independent of external influences.
Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; — used especially of language.
- All happiness bechance to thee in Milan!
- Some beauties yet no precepts can declare, For there's a happiness , as well as care. — .
* felicity (somewhat dated or formal)
* blessedness (dated or religious)
Happiness is generic, and is applied to almost every kind of enjoyment.