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felicitation

[fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an expression of good wishes; congratulation.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; felicitate + -ion
Related forms
self-felicitation, noun
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Examples for felicitation
  • So it would be ironic if the moment had already come and gone, without any fuss, fanfare or felicitation.
  • Alas those who control it are thinking of felicitation of a lost cause and closed gate.
Word Origin and History for felicitation
felicitation
1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.
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