felicity

Felicity is a state of happiness or the quality of joy. Sitting on the roof with a telescope and iced tea on a clear, starry night is one way to find perfect felicity — a happy place.

Felicity comes from the Latin fēlīcitās, meaning "happiness." A synonym for felicity is "blissfulness." People, places, and things can have felicity: "His personality was so warm and full of felicity that we felt at ease the minute we met him." Or you can be in a state of felicity: "A full stomach, a fluffy couch, and the felicity of a Sunday-afternoon nap."

Primary Meanings of felicity

1.
n
pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
2.
n
state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
Full Definitions of felicity
1

n pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

Synonyms:
felicitousness
Antonyms:
infelicity
inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
Type of:
appropriateness
the quality of being specially suitable
2

n state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy

Synonyms:
happiness
Antonyms:
unhappiness
state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
Types:
beatification, beatitude, blessedness
a state of supreme happiness
radiance
an attractive combination of good health and happiness
enlightenment, nirvana
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
Type of:
emotional state, spirit
the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection)

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