pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.
Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.
(Semiotics/semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."
Origin: From the noun felicity, and also the English form of Felicitas, a name borne by early martyrs.
the state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good
that which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing
a pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking
Felicity is an American primetime television drama series that was produced by Touchstone Television and Imagine Television for the WB Television Network. The series revolves around the fictional college experiences of the title character, Felicity Porter, portrayed by Keri Russell, as she attends the "University of New York," based on New York University, across the country from her home in Palo Alto, California. The show ran for four seasons from 1998 to 2002, with each season corresponding to the traditional freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years students attend at universities. The series was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard were executive producers through Imagine Entertainment. A recurring episode opener of the show is a stark camera shot of Felicity sitting in a dorm room or apartment holding a tape recorder, recalling events in order to make a cassette tape to send to an old friend named Sally Reardon. This occasionally provides a method for Felicity to narrate an entire episode. At the end of episodes like this, Felicity is often shown to be listening to a tape that Sally has sent in reply. In 2007, it was listed as one of TIME magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." AOL TV named Felicity one of the "Best School Shows of All Time." In June 2010, Entertainment Weekly named Felicity Porter one of the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fe-lis′i-ti, n. happiness: delight: a blessing: a happy event.—v.t. Felic′itāte, to express joy or pleasure to: to congratulate.—n. Felicitā′tion, the act of congratulating.—adj. Felic′itous, happy: prosperous: delightful: appropriate.—adv. Felic′itously. [Fr.,—L. felicitat-em, from felix, -icis, happy.]
The numerical value of felicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of felicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.
To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.
The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.
The true felicity of life is to be free from anxieties and perturbations to understand and do our duties to God and man, and to enjoy the present without any serious dependence on the future.
I have now reigned about 50 years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honors, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot. They amount to fourteen.
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