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