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felicity

great happiness; bliss; a skillful faculty: Her felicity of expression is delightful.
Not to be confused with:
facility – something that serves a specific function: a parking facility; an easy-flowing manner: facility of style; skill, aptitude, or dexterity: He has a great facility with words.
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fe·lic·i·ty

 (fĭ-lĭs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. fe·lic·i·ties
1.
a. Great happiness; bliss.
b. An instance of great happiness.
2. A cause or source of happiness.
3.
a. An appropriate and pleasing manner or style: felicity of expression.
b. An instance of appropriate and pleasing manner or style.
4. Archaic Good fortune.

[Middle English felicite, from Old French felicite, from Latin fēlīcitās, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]
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felicity

(fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. happiness; joy
2. a cause of happiness
3. an appropriate expression or style
4. the quality or display of such expressions or style
5. (Philosophy) philosophy appropriateness (of a speech act). The performative I appoint you ambassador can only possess felicity if uttered by one in whom the authority for such appointments is vested
[C14: from Latin fēlīcitās happiness, from fēlix happy]
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fe•lic•i•ty

(fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state of being happy.
2. an instance of this.
3. a source of happiness.
4. a skillful faculty: felicity of expression.
5. an instance or display of this.
[1350–1400; Middle English felicite (< Anglo-French) < Latin fēlīcitās=fēlīc-, s. of fēlīx happy + -itās -ity]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.felicity - pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
appropriateness - the quality of being specially suitable
infelicity - inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
2.felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joyfelicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
beatification, beatitude, blessedness - a state of supreme happiness
radiance - an attractive combination of good health and happiness; "the radiance of her countenance"
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felicity

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felicity

noun
A condition of supreme well-being and good spirits:
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Translations
نَعيم، سَعادَه، غِبْطَه
štěstí
lykke
hamingja
Felicitas
sveikinimai
laime

felicity

[fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ] N (frm) → felicidad f; (= aptness) [of words] → acierto m
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felicity

n (form)
(= happiness)Glück nt, → Glückseligkeit f (geh)
(= aptness) he expresses himself with felicityer drückt sich sehr glücklich aus; the felicity of the expressiondie glückliche Wahl des Ausdrucks
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felicity

[fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ] n (frm) → felicità
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felicity

(fəˈlisəti) noun
happiness.
feˌliciˈtations noun plural
congratulations.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Early in Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind, James J.