from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Producing or intended to produce happiness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or producing pleasure or happiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making happy; productive of happiness.


Latin fēlīx, fēlīc-, fortunate; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots + -fic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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