apt connotes a fitness marked by nicety and discrimination.
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
Examples of happy in a Sentence
She was a very happy child.
You don't look happy. What's the problem?
We're all one big, happy family here.
I'd do anything to make her happy.
I could hear the children's happy laughter in the other room.
She had a very happy childhood.
They've had a very happy marriage.
I was glad the movie had a happy ending.
We are so happy that you were able to come to the party.
They are not at all happy about the rise in taxes. See More
Recent Examples on the WebFor many Americans, being happy isn't only about achieving a particular net worth, Empower's research found.—Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 21 Nov. 2023 Having more money would help many people afford necessities, and on average, richer people report being happier.—Joe Pinsker, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023 As Taylor Swift leads the return and rise of the WAG, there's one football wife who's happy to stay out of the spotlight: Kylie Kelce, who is married to Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, brother of Travis.—Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 20 Nov. 2023 Some of those pursuing it are just casually curious, happy to see an electronic green leaf ping to life, or to throw down some spit into the 23andMe saliva kit.—Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, 20 Nov. 2023 Vogt was happy to be the face of this grander vision.—Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 20 Nov. 2023 See which proud pops have been happy to take on diaper duty later in life
As the years go on, some celebrity families keep growing!—Anya Leon, Peoplemag, 20 Nov. 2023 But the consensus was that most people weren’t happy.—Bykylie Robison, Fortune, 20 Nov. 2023 The Chinese were not particularly happy about President Biden calling President Xi a dictator.—ABC News, 19 Nov. 2023 See More
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