Happy vs Normal - What's the difference?

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As an adjective happy

is experiencing the effect of favourable 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 a noun normal is

standard.

happy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Experiencing the effect of favourable 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.
  • * 1769 , Oxford Standard text, , 144, xv,
  • Happy' is that people, that is in such a case: yea, ' happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.
  • * 1777 , (Alexander Pope), An Essay on Man in Four Epistles: Argument of Epistle II'', in ''The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq , Volume III, page 26,
  • The learn'd is happy' nature to explore, / The fool is ' happy that he knows no more ;
    Music makes me feel happy .
  • Favored by luck or fortune; lucky.
  • * 1661 , (Robert Boyle), (The Sceptical Chymist) , 2006, Elibron Classics (imprint), page 227,
  • I may presume that what I have hitherto discoursed will induce you to think, that chymists have been much more happy in finding experiments than the causes of them; or in assigning the principles by which they may best be explained.
  • Dexterous; ready; apt; felicitous.
  • * 1761 , (Jonathan Swift), A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation'': Introduction, in ''The works of Dr Jonathan Swift , Volume VII, page 246,
  • For instance, one lady can give an an?wer better than a?k a que?tion : one gentleman is happy at a reply ; another excels in a rejoinder : one can revive a langui?hing conver?ation by a ?udden ?urpri?ing ?entence ;.
  • Content, satisfied (with or to do something); having no objection (to something).
  • Are you happy to pay me back by the end of the week?
    Are you happy with your internet service provider?
  • (As a suffix to a noun) favouring or inclined to use, as in trigger-happy.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=August 21 , author=Jason Heller , title=The Darkness: Hot Cakes (Music Review) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=“Baby, I was a loser / Several years on the dole / An Englishman with a very high voice / Doing rock ’n’ roll,” sings falsetto-happy frontman Justin Hawkins at the start of “Every Inch Of You,” Hot Cakes ’ opener.}}

    Usage notes

    * Said of expedients, efforts, ventures, omens, etc. * (experiencing the effect of favorable fortune) Said of people, hours, thoughts, times, etc.

    Synonyms

    * (favored by luck) lucky, fortunate, prosperous, cheerful, content, delighted, elated, exultant, orgasmic See

    Antonyms

    * sad * unhappy * unpleasant, displeasing, unenjoyable

    Derived terms

    * happify * happily * happiness * happy as a lark * happy as a pig in shit * happy as Larry * happy bunny * happy chappy * happy-clappy * happy families * happy family * happy-go-lucky * happy hour * happy slapping * happy talk * slap-happy * trigger-happy

    normal

    English

    (wikipedia normal)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • According to norms or rules.
  • Healthy; not sick or ill.
  • Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.
  • (chemistry) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
  • (organic chemistry) Describing a straight chain isomer of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or an aliphatic compound in which a substituent is in the 1- position of such a hydrocarbon.
  • (physics) (Of a mode in an oscillating system ) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See .
  • (geometry) Perpendicular to a tangent line or derivative of a surface in Euclidean space.
  • * The interior normal vector of a ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior normal vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.
  • (algebra) (Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group.
  • (algebra) (Of a field extension of a field K) which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K.
  • (probability theory, statistics) (Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape.
  • (complex analysis) (Of a family of continuous functions) which is pre-compact.
  • (set theory) (Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology.
  • (linear algebra) (Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose.
  • (functional analysis) (Of a Hilbert space operator) which commutes with its adjoint.
  • (category theory) (Of an epimorphism) which is the cokernel of some morphism.
  • (category theory) (Of a monomorphism) which is the kernel of some morphism.
  • (category theory) (Of a morphism) which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism.
  • (category theory) (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal.
  • (Of a real number) whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution.
  • (topology) (Of a topology) in which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods.
  • (rail transport, Of points) in the default position, set for the most frequently used route.
  • Synonyms

    * (usual) conventional, ordinary, standard, usual, regular, average, expected, natural * (healthy) hale, healthy, well * (perpendicular) at right angles to, perpendicular, orthogonal * (statistics) Gaussian

    Antonyms

    * (usual) unconventional, nonstandard, unusual * (healthy) ill, poorly (British), sick, unwell * (perpendicular) tangential * (rail transport) reverse

    Derived terms

    * abnormal * conormal * normalcy * normalise, normalize * normality * normally * normal school * normal vector * orthonormal * paranormal * subnormal * supernormal * ultranormal

    Usage notes

    * Warning: normal , when used to describe a majority group of people, can be considered offensive to those who don't consider membership of their own minority to be unusual. Care should be taken when juxtaposing normal, particularly with stereotypical labels, to avoid undue insult.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (geometry) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.
  • (slang) A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.
  • Synonyms

    * (normal person) see