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FELICITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does felicity mean? 

FELICITY (noun)
  The noun FELICITY has 2 senses:

1. pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
2. state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

  Familiarity information: FELICITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FELICITY (noun)


Sense 1felicity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

felicitousness; felicity

Hypernyms ("felicity" is a kind of...):

appropriateness (the quality of being specially suitable)

Attribute:

felicitous (exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style)

infelicitous (not appropriate in application; defective)

Antonym:

infelicity (inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression))


Sense 2felicity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

happiness; felicity

Hypernyms ("felicity" is a kind of...):

emotional state; spirit (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection))

Attribute:

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

unhappy (experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "felicity"):

beatification; beatitude; blessedness (a state of supreme happiness)

radiance (an attractive combination of good health and happiness)


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