Felicity meaning

fĭ-lĭsĭ-tē
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Felicity is defined as a state of feeling great happiness, or the ability to appropriately express your emotions or thoughts.

An example of felicity is a state of great happiness.

An example of felicity is when your thoughts are expressed appropriately and elegantly.

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(archaic) Good fortune.
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A quality or knack of appropriate and pleasing expression in writing, speaking, painting, etc.
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Anything producing happiness; good fortune.
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A female given name.
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Happiness; bliss.
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An apt expression or thought.
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(Semiotics/semiology) Reproduction of a sign with fidelity. eg. "The quotation was rendered with felicity."
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Something that is either a source of happiness or particularly apt.
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A cause or source of happiness.
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Origin of felicity

  • Middle English felicite from Old French felicite from Latin fēlīcitās from fēlīx fēlīc- fortunate dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the noun felicity, and also the English form of Latin Felicitas, a name borne by early martyrs.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French felicite, from Latin felicitās (“luck”), from Latin felix (“lucky”).

    From Wiktionary