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felicitous

[fi-lis-i-tuh s] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs/
adjective
1.
well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate:
The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
2.
having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; felicit(y) + -ous
Related forms
felicitously, adverb
felicitousness, noun
nonfelicitous, adjective
nonfelicitously, adverb
nonfelicitousness, noun
unfelicitous, adjective
unfelicitously, adverb
unfelicitousness, noun
Can be confused
felicitous, fortuitous, fortunate.
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitously

felicitous

/fɪˈlɪsɪtəs/
adjective
1.
well-chosen; apt
2.
possessing an agreeable style
3.
producing or marked by happiness
Derived Forms
felicitously, adverb
felicitousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for felicitously

felicitous

adj.

1530s (implied in felicitously), from felicity + -ous.

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