felicity
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /fəˈlɪsɪti/
Noun

felicity

  1. (uncountable) Happiness.
    Antonyms: infelicity
    • 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter I, in Mansfield Park: A Novel. In Three Volumes, volume I, London: Printed for T[homas] Egerton, […], OCLC 39810224 ↗, page 2 ↗:
      {...}} Mr. and Mrs. Norris began their career of conjugal felicity with very little less than a thousand a year.
    • 1862, George Long (scholar), translation of Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book V:
      For two reasons then it is right to be content with that which happens to thee; the one, because it was done for thee and prescribed for thee, and in a manner had reference to thee, originally from the most ancient causes spun with thy destiny; and the other, because even that which comes severally to every man is to the power which administers the universe a cause of felicity and perfection, nay even of its very continuance.
  2. (uncountable) An apt and pleasing#Adjective|pleasing style#Noun|style in speech, writing#Noun|writing, etc.
  3. (uncountable, semiotics, semiology) Reproduction of a sign#Noun|sign with fidelity.
    The quotation was rendered with felicity.
  4. (countable) Something that is either a source#Noun|source of happiness or particularly apt.
Translations
Felicity
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 2010 Sophie Hannah, A Room Swept White, Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN 978-0-340-98062-0, page 130:
      Fliss had them. Felicity Benson, Happiness Benson. Except she's not very happy at the moment, not with me.
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