Definitions for: Felicity


[n] pleasing and appropriate manner or style esp of expression
[n] state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy



Webster (1913) Definition: Fe*lic"i*ty, n.; pl. Felicities. [OE. felicite, F.
f['e]licit['e], fr. L. felicitas, fr. felix, -icis, happy,
fruitful; akin to fetus.]
1. The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness;
enjoyment of good.

Our own felicity we make or find. --Johnson.

Finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy
and felicity. --Book of
Common Prayer.

2. That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying
event; prosperity; blessing.

the felicities of her wonderful reign. --Atterbury.

3. A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in
painting portraits, or in writing or talking. ``Felicity
of expression.'' --Bp. Warburton.

Syn: Happiness; bliss; beatitude; blessedness; blissfulness.
See Happiness.

Synonyms: felicitousness, happiness

Antonyms: infelicity, unhappiness

See Also: appropriateness, beatification, beatitude, blessedness, emotional state, radiance, spirit

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