Dictionary

felicitous

adjective fe·lic·i·tous \fi-ˈli-sə-təs\

: very well suited for some purpose or situation

Full Definition of FELICITOUS

1
:  very well suited or expressed :  apt <a felicitous remark>
2
:  pleasant, delightful <felicitous weather>
fe·lic·i·tous·ly adverb
fe·lic·i·tous·ness noun

Examples of FELICITOUS

  1. a felicitous combination of flavors
  2. <a felicitous accompaniment to dinner is provided by a harpist on weekends at the restaurant>

First Known Use of FELICITOUS

1789

Related to FELICITOUS

Synonyms
agreeable, blessed (also blest), congenial, darling, delectable, delicious, delightful, delightsome, dreamy, dulcet, enjoyable, pleasant, good, grateful, gratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasing, pleasurable, pretty, satisfying, savory (also savoury), sweet, tasty, welcome
Antonyms
disagreeable, pleasureless, unpalatable, unpleasant, unwelcome

Synonym Discussion of FELICITOUS

fit, suitable, meet, proper, appropriate, fitting, apt, happy, felicitous mean right with respect to some end, need, use, or circumstance. fit stresses adaptability and sometimes special readiness for use or action <fit for battle>. suitable implies an answering to requirements or demands <clothes suitable for camping>. meet suggests a just proportioning <meet payment>. proper suggests a suitability through essential nature or accordance with custom <proper acknowledgement>. appropriate implies eminent or distinctive fitness <an appropriate gift>. fitting implies harmony of mood or tone <a fitting end>. apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination <apt quotations>. happy suggests what is effectively or successfully appropriate <a happy choice of words>. felicitous suggests an aptness that is opportune, telling, or graceful <a felicitous phrase>.

Rhymes with FELICITOUS

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: felicityPrevious Word in the Dictionary: felicitate (verb)All Words Near: felicitous
July 03, 2015
interpellate Hear it
to formally question a public official
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears