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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n]
    • /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
    • /fə.ˌlɪ.sɪ.ˈteɪʃ.n̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n]
    • /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/

Definitions of felicitation word

  • noun felicitation an expression of good wishes; congratulation. 1
  • noun felicitation The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation. 0

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Origin of felicitation

First appearance:

before 1700
One of the 50% oldest English words
First recorded in 1700-10; felicitate + -ion

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Parts of speech for Felicitation


felicitation popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for felicitation

noun felicitation

  • admiration — Admiration is a feeling of great liking and respect for a person or thing.
  • applause — Applause is the noise made by a group of people clapping their hands to show approval.
  • commendation — the act or an instance of commending; praise
  • homage — respect or reverence paid or rendered: In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson.
  • ovation — an enthusiastic public reception of a person, marked especially by loud and prolonged applause.

Antonyms for felicitation

noun felicitation

  • disapproval — the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • silence — absence of any sound or noise; stillness.
  • censure — If you censure someone for something that they have done, you tell them that you strongly disapprove of it.
  • veto — the power or right vested in one branch of a government to cancel or postpone the decisions, enactments, etc., of another branch, especially the right of a president, governor, or other chief executive to reject bills passed by the legislature.

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