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felicitous

[ fi-lis-i-tuhs ]
/ fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs /
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adjective

well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.

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Origin of felicitous

First recorded in 1725–35; felicit(y) + -ous

words often confused with felicitous

OTHER WORDS FROM felicitous

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH felicitous

felicitous , fortuitous, fortunate (see confusables note at fortuitous)
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitous

felicitous
/ (fɪˈlɪsɪtəs) /

adjective

well-chosen; apt
possessing an agreeable style
producing or marked by happiness

Derived forms of felicitous

felicitously, adverbfelicitousness, noun
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