adj. (of an expression, quotation, civilities, or a person making them) strikingly apt; pleasantly ingenious.
felicitously adv. felicitousness n.

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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • felicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ well chosen or appropriate. DERIVATIVES felicitously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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