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fɪˈlɪs ɪ tife·lic·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. felicity, felicitousness(noun)

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

  2. happiness, felicity(noun)

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


  1. felicity(Noun)


  2. felicity(Noun)

    Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.

  3. felicity(Noun)

    Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.

  4. felicity(Noun)

    (Semiotics/semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."

  5. Felicity(ProperNoun)


  6. Origin: From the noun felicity, and also the English form of Felicitas, a name borne by early martyrs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Felicity(noun)

    the state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good

  2. Felicity(noun)

    that which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing

  3. Felicity(noun)

    a pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking


  1. Felicity

    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

  1. Felicity

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of felicity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of felicity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of felicity in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Shopping, true feminine felicity !

  2. Edmund Spenser:

    What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.

  3. Spenser, Fate of the Butterfly:

    What more felicity can fall to creature, Than to enjoy delight with liberty.

  4. Samuel Johnson:

    To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.

  5. Spanish Proverb:

    Take hold lightly let go lightly. This is one of the great secrets of felicity in love.

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