Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Admirably suited; apt.
  • adjective Exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style.
  • adjective Marked by happiness or good fortune.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or conferring happiness or pleasure; highly pleasing.
  • Well-chosen; appropriate: as, a felicitous manner; a felicitous situation; afelicitous reply.
  • Synonyms Fortunate, etc. (see happy); apt, pertinent, opportune, well-put.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skillful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective fitting; happening at the right time.
  • adjective Working out well.
  • adjective linguistics, of a sentence or utterance Semantically and pragmatically coherent, fitting in the context.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
  • adjective marked by good fortune

Etymologies

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From Latin felicitās ("luck"), from Latin felix ("lucky").

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