from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Great happiness; bliss.
- n. An instance of great happiness.
- n. A cause or source of happiness.
- n. An appropriate and pleasing manner or style: felicity of expression.
- n. An instance of appropriate and pleasing manner or style.
- n. Archaic Good fortune.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Happiness.
- n. Apt and pleasing style in writing, speech, etc.
- n. Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.
- n. Reproduction of a sign with fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.
- n. That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.
- n. A pleasing faculty or accomplishment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Happiness; bliss; blessedness; a blissful or happy state.
- n. That which produces or promotes happiness; a felicitous circumstance or state of things; a source of happiness: most commonly in the plural.
- n. A skilful or happy faculty or turn; felicitous adroitness or propriety; a happy knack or choice; appropriateness: as, a rare felicity of phrase.
- n. An appropriate or happy turn of thought or expression.
- n. In astrology, a favorable aspect.
- n. Synonyms Blessedness, Bliss, etc. (see happiness); joy, comfort, blissfulness, success, good fortune.
- n. Aptness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
- n. pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
Middle English felicite, from Old French felicite, from Latin fēlīcitās, from fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin felicitās ("luck"), from Latin felix ("lucky"). (Wiktionary)