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Meaning of FELICITY

Pronunciation:  fi'lisitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  pleasing and appropriate manner or style esp of expression
  2. [n]  state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

FELICITY is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: felicitousness, happiness
 Antonyms: infelicity, unhappiness
 See Also: appropriateness, beatification, beatitude, blessedness, emotional state, radiance, spirit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe*lic"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Felicities}. [OE. felicite, F.
f['e]licit['e], fr. L. felicitas, fr. felix, -icis, happy,
fruitful; akin to fetus.]
1. The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness;
   enjoyment of good.

         Our own felicity we make or find.     --Johnson.

         Finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy
         and felicity.                         --Book of
                                               Common Prayer.

2. That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying
   event; prosperity; blessing.

         the felicities of her wonderful reign. --Atterbury.

3. A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in
   painting portraits, or in writing or talking. ``Felicity
   of expression.'' --Bp. Warburton.

Syn: Happiness; bliss; beatitude; blessedness; blissfulness.
     See {Happiness}.

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