[ fee-luh-sif-ik ]
/ ˌfi ləˈsɪf ɪk /
causing or tending to cause happiness.
Words nearby felicific
Origin of felicific
1860–65; < Latin fēlīci- (stem of fēlīx) happy + -fic
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Examples from the Web for felicific
The 'felicific calculus' is enough to show the inadequacy of his method.
We are bound to apply our 'felicific calculus' with absolute impartiality.
It is the economic equivalent of the 'utility' of Bentham's 'felicific calculus.'The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
British Dictionary definitions for felicific
/ (ˌfiːlɪˈsɪfɪk) /
making or tending to make happy
Word Origin for felicific
C19: from Latin fēlix happy + facere to make
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