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felicitous

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1 giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or senses
  • A felicitous accompaniment to dinner is provided by a harpist on weekends at the restaurant.
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2 meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation
  • The museum's restaurant is featuring a French menu as a felicitous complement to the current show on French Impressionism.
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in order

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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


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