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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."

Definitions of felicity
  1. noun
    pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    synonyms: felicitousness
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    Antonyms:
    infelicity
    inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    type of:
    appropriateness
    the quality of being specially suitable
  2. noun
    state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    synonyms: happiness
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    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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