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felicity

fe·lic·i·ty
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tee]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti/
    • /fəˈlɪs.ɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fi-lis-i-tee]
    • /fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti/

Definitions of felicity word

  • noun plural felicity the state of being happy, especially in a high degree; bliss: marital felicity. 1
  • noun plural felicity an instance of this. 1
  • noun plural felicity a source of happiness. 1
  • noun plural felicity a skillful faculty: felicity of expression. 1
  • noun plural felicity an instance or display of this: the many felicities of the poem. 1
  • noun plural felicity Archaic. good fortune. 1

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Origin of felicity

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English felicite (< Anglo-French) < Latin fēlīcitās, equivalent to fēlīci- (stem of fēlīx) happy + -tās -ty2

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Parts of speech for Felicity

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

felicity popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

felicity usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for felicity

noun felicity

  • merriment — cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter.
  • well-being — a good or satisfactory condition of existence; a state characterized by health, happiness, and prosperity; welfare: to influence the well-being of the nation and its people.
  • rapture — ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
  • joy — a female given name.
  • glee — a squint.

Antonyms for felicity

noun felicity

  • displeasure — dissatisfaction, disapproval, or annoyance.
  • dissatisfaction — the state or attitude of not being satisfied; discontent; displeasure.
  • sorrow — distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
  • woe — grievous distress, affliction, or trouble: His woe was almost beyond description.
  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.

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