Definition of Felicitousness

1. Noun. Pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression).

Exact synonyms: Felicity
Generic synonyms: Appropriateness
Attributes: Felicitous, Infelicitous
Derivative terms: Felicitous, Felicitous, Felicitate, Felicitous
Antonyms: Infelicity



Definition of Felicitousness

1. Noun. The state or condition of being felicitous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Felicitousness

1. [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felicitousness

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

Literary usage of Felicitousness

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1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1882)
"... the Bible will learn much from the felicitousness of the pr<>ent exposition. For Mr. Robertson Smith is not only a ' full man,' but has a singular gift ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"In the main they are qualities of delicacy and felicitousness rather than of strength. They bear a relation to Milton's later English poetry roughly ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1864)
"... is often observable in little turns of expression, which please no less by their simplicity than by the felicitousness of the ideas which they embody. ..."

4. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne by Adolphus William Ward (1899)
"... excited by Chapman's poetic inventiveness, ranging over a wide field in the choice of similes and settling on its choice with wonderful felicitousness. ..."

5. The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated: I. In Nine Discourses by John Henry Newman (1891)
"That pomp of language, that full and tuneful diction, that felicitousness in the choice and exquisiteness in the collocation of words, which to prosaic ..."

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