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FELICITOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does felicitous mean? 

FELICITOUS (adjective)
  The adjective FELICITOUS has 2 senses:

1. exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
2. marked by good fortune

  Familiarity information: FELICITOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FELICITOUS (adjective)


Sense 1felicitous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style

Context example:

a felicitous speaker

Similar:

congratulatory; gratulatory (expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune)

happy; well-chosen (well expressed and to the point)

well-turned ((of language) aptly and pleasingly expressed)

well-wishing (extending good wishes for success)

Also:

happy (enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure or good fortune)

Attribute:

felicitousness; felicity (pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression))

Antonym:

infelicitous (not appropriate in application; defective)


Sense 2felicitous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by good fortune

Synonyms:

felicitous; happy

Context examples:

a felicitous life / a happy outcome

Similar:

fortunate (having unexpected good fortune)


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