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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tuh s]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs/
    • /fəˈlɪs.ɪ.təs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tuh s]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs/

Definitions of felicitous word

  • adjective felicitous well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease. 1
  • adjective felicitous having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person. 1
  • noun felicitous Well chosen or suited to the circumstances. 1
  • adjective felicitous happy or fortunate 1
  • adjective felicitous If you describe a remark or idea as felicitous, you approve of it because it seems particularly suitable in the circumstances. 0
  • adjective felicitous well-chosen; apt 0

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Origin of felicitous

First appearance:

before 1725
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1725-35; felicit(y) + -ous

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Parts of speech for Felicitous


felicitous popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the 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 felicitous

adj felicitous

  • telling — having force or effect; effective; striking: a telling blow.
  • apt — An apt remark, description, or choice is especially suitable.
  • propitious — presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
  • opportune — appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion.
  • applicable — Something that is applicable to a particular situation is relevant to it or can be applied to it.

adjective felicitous

  • appropriate — Something that is appropriate is suitable or acceptable for a particular situation.
  • suitable — such as to suit; appropriate; fitting; becoming.
  • fortunate — having good fortune; receiving good from uncertain or unexpected sources; lucky: a fortunate young actor who got the lead in the play.
  • lucky — having or marked by good luck; fortunate: That was my lucky day.
  • fortuitous — happening or produced by chance; accidental: a fortuitous encounter.

Antonyms for felicitous

adj felicitous

  • unsuitable — not suitable; inappropriate; unfitting; unbecoming.
  • inauspicious — not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.
  • inappropriate — not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
  • infelicitous — inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark.
  • inopportune — not opportune; inappropriate; inconvenient; untimely or unseasonable: an inopportune visit.

adjective felicitous

  • inapposite — not apposite; not pertinent.
  • unfortunate — suffering from bad luck: an unfortunate person.

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