felicitous

  • 1 Felicitous — Fe*lic i*tous, a. Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skillful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate. [1913 Webster] Felicitous words and images. M. Arnold. {Fe*lic i*tous*ly}, adv. {Fe*lic i*tous*ness}, n.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 felicitous — I adjective accordant, adapted, agreeing, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, becoming, befitting, concinnous, concordant, conformable, congruous, consonant, desirable, effective, excellent, fit, fitting, fortunate, germane, happy,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 felicitous — 1530s (implied in felicitously), from FELICITY (Cf. felicity) + OUS (Cf. ous) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 felicitous — happy, apt, fitting, appropriate, *fit, suitable, meet, proper Analogous words: telling, convincing (see VALID): pat, timely, opportune, *seasonable, well timed: apposite, pertinent, *relevant Antonyms: infelicitous: inept, maladroit Contrasted… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 felicitous — [adj] appropriate, suitable applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, convincing, fit, fitting, germane, happy, inspired, just, meet, neat, opportune, pat, pertinent, proper, propitious, relevant, seasonable, telling, timely, wellchosen, well timed;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 felicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ well chosen or appropriate. DERIVATIVES felicitously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 felicitous — [fə lis′i təs] adj. [< FELICITY + OUS] 1. used or expressed in a way suitable to the occasion; aptly chosen; appropriate; apt 2. having the knack of appropriate and pleasing expression felicitously adv. felicitousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 felicitous — adjective Date: 1789 1. very well suited or expressed ; apt < a felicitous remark > 2. pleasant, delightful < felicitous weather > Synonyms: see fit • felicitously adverb • felicitousness …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 felicitous — [[t]fɪlɪ̱sɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe a remark or idea as felicitous, you approve of it because it seems particularly suitable in the circumstances. [FORMAL] Her prose style is not always felicitous; she tends to repetition.… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 felicitous — adjective 1) his nickname was particularly felicitous Syn: apt, well chosen, fitting, suitable, appropriate, apposite, pertinent, germane, relevant Ant: inappropriate 2) the room s only felicitous feature …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 felicitous — fe•lic•i•tous [[t]fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. 1) well suited for the occasion; apt; appropriate: a felicitous speech of acceptance[/ex] 2) pleasant: a felicitous occasion[/ex] • Etymology: 1725–35 fe•lic′i•tous•ly, adv. fe•lic′i•tous•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 felicitous — felicitously, adv. felicitousness, n. /fi lis i teuhs/, adj. 1. well suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman s felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease. 2. having a special ability for suitable …

    Universalium

  • 13 felicitous — adjective /fəˈlɪsɪtəs/ a) Well fitting, happening at the right time. This sentence is grammatical, it is just not felicitous. b) Working out well. Syn: appropriate, opportune, apt, fortunate …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 felicitous — See felicitous, fortuitous, fortunate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 15 felicitous — fe|li|ci|tous [fıˈlısıtəs] adj formal or literary well chosen and suitable ▪ a felicitous choice of candidate …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 felicitous — [fɪ lɪsɪtəs] adjective well chosen or appropriate: a felicitous phrase. ↘pleasing. Derivatives felicitously adverb felicitousness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 felicitous — adjective formal well chosen and suitable: a felicitous choice of candidate felicitously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 felicitous — Synonyms and related words: Ciceronian, Demosthenian, Demosthenic, Tullian, a propos, ad rem, adapted, advantageous, advisable, affable, agreeable, amiable, amicable, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, articulate, auspicious,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 felicitous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. happy, well chosen, pertinent, apt, pat, neat. See agreement, elegance, success. Ant., inapt, unfortunate. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. appropriate, apt, well chosen; see fit 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 felicitous — fe|lic|i|tous [ fə lısıtəs ] adjective FORMAL appropriate or carefully chosen for a particular situation ╾ fe|lic|i|tous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English