1. 1〔祝うべき,喜ばしい〕happy
    • こんなめでたい事はない
    • This is one of the happiest events [occasions] of my life.
    • めでたい結末でなによりだ
    • I'm glad that it had a happy ending.
    • このおめでたい席に出席できて幸せです
    • 《文》 I'm happy to be present on this auspicious occasion.
    • 難問がめでたく解決した
    • The difficult problem was solved successfully.
    • めでたし,めでたし
    • 〔おとぎ話などの結びの文句〕And they lived happily ever after./〔万事うまくいった〕All's well./Everything went well.
  1. 2〔間抜けな〕 ⇒おめでたい(御目出度い)2
  1. 3〔信頼が厚い〕
    • 彼は社長の覚えがめでたい[めでたくない]
    • He is in [out of] favor with his boss.