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1. Admirably suited; apt: a felicitous comparison.
2. Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style: a felicitous writer.
3. Marked by happiness or good fortune: a felicitous life.

fe·lic′i·tous·ly adv.
fe·lic′i·tous·ness n.
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Noun1.felicitousness - pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
appropriateness - the quality of being specially suitable
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In conclusion, on the basis of the data shown in (4) and (5) above, we argue that abnormality regarding motion is not a necessary condition for the felicitousness of this construction.
The work of Eero Saarinen, long overlooked by architectural scholarship because of an apparent felicitousness that resulted from preoccupations with the 'style for the job' and criticisms by Banham and others, has more recently attracted renewed attention.
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