- the state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss: marital felicity.
- an instance of this.
- a source of happiness.
- a skillful faculty: felicity of expression.
- an instance or display of this: the many felicities of the poem.
- Archaic. good fortune.
Origin of felicity
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- a female given name, form of Felicia.
Examples from the Web for felicity
Felicity Huffman [who starred on the show] texted me, “That street looks very familiar ...” She tweeted me.Scary Spice Mel B Is Back! And She’s Making Out With Herself.
October 1, 2013
Alias would make a star out of former Felicity guest star Garner and become an international hit.Keri Russell On ‘The Americans,’ Sleeper Agents, Motherhood & More
January 29, 2013
Cherry admitted he told at least two of her costars, Eva Longoria and Felicity Huffman, two months earlier.Sheridan-Cherry Trial Reveals Ugliest Truth of ‘Desperate Housewives’
Maria Elena Fernandez
March 12, 2012
After Felicity wrapped in 2002, many of his costars graduated to bigger projects.‘The Vow’: What Happened to ‘Felicity’ Hunk Scott Speedman?
February 11, 2012
He is a creator of television shows including Felicity, Alias, and Lost.Is Star Trek Now Cool?
May 7, 2009
It seemed to them as if their felicity in seeing each other could never be exhausted.The Dream
Would to Heaven I may thus atone for the past, and secure your future felicity!Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
It is not in the power of events to undermine the felicity of the virtuous.Imogen
Every thing around him contributed to his felicity,—for alas!Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
He stood by the chair vacated by Felicity, and kept beating his hat on the back of it.The Christian
- happiness; joy
- a cause of happiness
- an appropriate expression or style
- the quality or display of such expressions or style
- philosophy appropriateness (of a speech act). The performative I appoint you ambassador can only possess felicity if uttered by one in whom the authority for such appointments is vested
Word Origin and History for felicity
late 14c., from Old French felicite (14c.) "happiness," from Latin felicitatem (nominative felicitas) "happiness, fertility," from felix (genitive felicis) "happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile," from Latin root *fe-, equivalent of PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle, produce, yield" (see fecund).