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felicity

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noun fe·lic·i·ty \fi-ˈli-sə-tē\

Simple Definition of felicity

  • : great happiness

  • : something that is pleasing and well chosen

  • : a talent for speaking or writing in a very effective way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of felicity

plural

felicities

  1. 1 a :  the quality or state of being happy; especially :  great happiness <marital felicity> b :  an instance of happiness

  2. 2 :  something that causes happiness

  3. 3 :  a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language <a felicity with words>

  4. 4 :  an apt expression

Examples of felicity in a sentence

  1. I've always admired his felicity with words.

  2. <told his friends that marriage had brought him a felicity that he had never known before>



Origin and Etymology of felicity

Middle English felicite, from Anglo-French felicité, from Latin felicitat-, felicitas, from felic-, felix fruitful, happy — more at feminine


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with felicity

basicity, causticity, centricity, chronicity, clonicity, conicity, cyclicity, ethnicity, facticity, lubricity, mendicity, plasticity, publicity, rhythmicity, seismicity, simplicity, spasticity, sphericity, tonicity, toxicity, triplicity


FELICITY Defined for Kids

felicity

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noun fe·lic·i·ty \fə-ˈli-sə-tē\

Definition of felicity for Students

  1. :  great happiness





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