from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Great happiness; bliss.
- noun An instance of great happiness.
- noun A cause or source of happiness.
- noun An appropriate and pleasing manner or style.
- noun An instance of appropriate and pleasing manner or style.
- noun Archaic Good fortune.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Happiness; bliss; blessedness; a blissful or happy state.
- noun That which produces or promotes happiness; a felicitous circumstance or state of things; a source of happiness: most commonly in the plural.
- noun A skilful or happy faculty or turn; felicitous adroitness or propriety; a happy knack or choice; appropriateness: as, a rare felicity of phrase.
- noun An appropriate or happy turn of thought or expression.
- noun In astrology, a favorable aspect.
- noun Synonyms Blessedness, Bliss, etc. (see
happiness); joy, comfort, blissfulness, success, good fortune.
- noun Aptness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good.
- noun That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing.
- noun A pleasing faculty or accomplishment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Aptand pleasing stylein writing, speech, etc.
- noun Something that is either a
sourceof happiness or particularly apt.
- noun Reproduction of a
signwith fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
- noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Look on me as your friend, dear Matilda, - be explicit - do not consider the Count or myself; speak your wishes, your hopes, and be assured that your felicity is my first wish, whatever it may cost me.
Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love.
Its force, its felicity is in its reach toward the ineffable.
Thus, with a spirit wrapped in felicity, for victory hailed him from without, and love seemed to woo him to the dearest transports within, he wrote the following letter to Wallace: –
That the great are not as happy as they seem, that the external circumstances of fortune and rank do not constitute felicity, is asserted by every moralist; the historian can seldom, consistently with his dignity, pause to illustrate this truth, it is therefore to the biographer we must have recourse.
I am convinced that felicity is not confined to any particular station, or condition in life; yet methinks some are better calculated to afford it to me, than others.
In this seat of felicity is every enjoyment which fancy can form, or friendship, with affluence, bestow; but still my mind frequently returns to the happy shades of my nativity.
But human felicity is short and uncertain; a second marriage brought upon him so much disquiet, as, for
The greatness of this future felicity is declared and illustrated,
“I feel the highest gratitude and attachment to my country—her felicity is the most fervent prayer of my heart.”