Definition of Felicitous

1. Adjective. Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style. "A felicitous speaker"




2. Adjective. Marked by good fortune. "A happy outcome"
Exact synonyms: Happy
Similar to: Fortunate
Derivative terms: Felicitousness, Felicity, Happiness

Definition of Felicitous

1. a. Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skillful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.

Definition of Felicitous

1. Adjective. Well-fitting, happening at the right time. ¹

2. Adjective. Working out well. ¹

3. Adjective. (linguistics of a sentence or utterance) Semantically and pragmatically coherent, fitting in the context. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Felicitous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felicitous

felicias
felicidal
felicide
felicific
felicific calculus
felicifically
felicitate
felicitated
felicitates
felicitating
felicitation
felicitations
felicitator
felicitators
felicities
felicitous (current term)
felicitously
felicitousness
felicity
felid
felidomancy
felids
feline
feline acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
feline agranulocytosis
feline distemper
feline immunodeficiency virus
feline infectious anaemia
feline infectious enteritis
feline infectious peritonitis

Literary usage of Felicitous

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1897)
"... or the Patriotic War' (1823), 'The Story of the Siege of Missolonghi' (1827), and other books, displayed a felicitous gift for poesy. Fahre, Victorin. ..."

2. Things Chinese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with China by James Dyer Ball (1893)
"... a felicitous combination, that riches, honour, and posterity will be vouchsafed to them. It is these beliefs that cause the coffin to be so often kept ..."

3. The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V: With a View of the by William Robertson (1777)
"... in the Low-Countries, he was as felicitous as ever to maintain tranquillity in ... felicitous ..."

4. William Winston Seaton of the "National Intelligencer".: A Biographical Sketch by Josephine Seaton (1871)
"... clearness of intonation, and quiet, graceful gesture which distinguished him ; and adding to these characteristics a felicitous turn of expression, ..."

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