felicitousness

felicitous

[fi-lis-i-tuhs]
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:
1725–35; felicit(y) + -ous

felicitously, adverb
felicitousness, noun
nonfelicitous, adjective
nonfelicitously, adverb
nonfelicitousness, noun
unfelicitous, adjective
unfelicitously, adverb
unfelicitousness, noun

felicitous, fortuitous, fortunate.
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felicitous (fɪˈlɪsɪtəs)
 
adj
1.  well-chosen; apt
2.  possessing an agreeable style
3.  producing or marked by happiness
 
fe'licitously
 
adv
 
fe'licitousness
 
n

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