felicity

[ fi-lis-i-tee ]
/ fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti /

noun, plural fe·lic·i·ties.

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.

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Origin of felicity

1350–1400; Middle English felicite (< Anglo-French) < Latin fēlīcitās, equivalent to fēlīci- (stem of fēlīx) happy + -tās -ty2

OTHER WORDS FROM felicity

non·fe·lic·i·ty, noun

Definition for felicity (2 of 2)

Felicity
[ fi-lis-i-tee ]
/ fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti /

noun

a female given name, form of Felicia.
Also Fe·lic·i·ta [fi-lis-i-tuh] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ tə/.
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British Dictionary definitions for felicity

felicity
/ (fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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 for felicity

C14: from Latin fēlīcitās happiness, from fēlix happy
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