felicitous felicitous  /fɪ ˈlɪ sə təs/


  1. (adj) exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
  2. (adj) marked by good fortune


  1. Franklin's other edits were less felicitous.
  2. In Romney's case, it was a tide of favorable publicity and felicitous polls in the aftermath of his 570,000-vote third-term victory last November.
  3. Their sharp and reverent screenplay, featuring a felicitous narration by Burgess Meredith, helps make The Reivers one of the year's most pleasant movie experiences.


  • What the face says

    What can we see in a face? Certainly we see genes, either felicitous or unfortunate. But do we also see the soul, a personality, a life, our selves, imperfections to be fixed or accepted, earning potential?
    on November 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "I can think of no happier way to end my tenure at the National Endowment for the Arts," writes NEA Chairman Dana Gioia in his introduction to the study, "than by sharing such felicitous data" -- data, he suggests, that have more than a...
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Dana Gioia Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Also during that audience, Archbishop Sambi recalled, in which the Holy Father gave a review of the trip, he referred to the "healthy secularism" characteristic of American society, which "was built from the outset on the foundations of a felicitous...
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Pietro Sambi Source: Zenit News Agency

  3. In his main audience talk, Pope Benedict said that the United States, from its founding, was built "on the foundation of a felicitous joining of religious, ethical and political principles, which still today constitutes a valid example of healthy...
    on Apr 30, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Catholic News Service

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