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Do the following sentences have the same meaning?
I am mirthful / I am happy.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
I have lived 67 years without ever saying or writing the word mirthful!
To me, being happy is being content and being quiet.
But being mirthful is being happy but not being content or quiet about it. You laugh or make a ruckus about it.
As I said, it's my opinion.
Others may not agree.
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
In the broadest possible sense, yes; but no native English speaker would think of "happy" and "mirthful" as synonyms. We use them in quite different ways and in quite different situations.
- VivianLv 51 month ago
Happy adjective – Experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight. Mirthful is a synonym for happy in satisfied topic. In some cases you can use "Mirthful" instead an adjective "Happy", when it comes to topics like blithe.
- deniseLv 71 month ago
Yes, they mean the same thing.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
No. "Mirth" and "happiness" are not the same thing. And no native English-speaker would say "I am mirthful."
- Weasel McWeaselLv 71 month ago
Mirth is not quite the same as happy. Mirth is like whimsy or playfulness. Glee or Joy.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 month ago
Yeah, for the sake of using it in everyday English, they would be interchangable, but if you want to split hairs, mirthful actually means full of mirth, merry or amusing, which technically isn't quite the same as being happy.
- ..Lv 71 month ago
More or less, but who says mirthful in the 21st century PH? I'm hoping for a mirthful evening because, I'm having a glass OR TWO of orange wine. It doesn't quite have the same ring to it as saying happy. :-(
- robert2020Lv 61 month ago
Mirthful is not the way to phrase it. Right way is:
"I am full of mirth"
This is according to the urban dictionay. But 'mirth' is basically the same as' happy'. MOre of the outward expression. Merry, joyful, playful are closer. But an old term, not much used.Source(s): Native American English speaker for 68 years.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month ago
mirthful refers to fun more than happiness. You might be happy if full of fun, or maybe not, hard to say. Some people use humor (or any other sort of mental amusement, things that might cause laughter or mirth) to cover or distract themselves from their unhappiness. They are not the same things.
Pretty unusual to declare the self as mirthful.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No one in the history of the world and other great cities has ever said I am mirthful.