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Monday, October 23, 2006

Definitions for felicitous

  1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt.
  2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.

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Citations for felicitous
We do this sort of thing most weekends anyway, said a lean rebel with gunpowder smudges on his face and the felicitous name of Troy Cool. Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic
I always have a pad of paper and a pencil within reach, to catch on the wing this turn of phrase which strikes me as felicitous, that idea which I hope to be able to examine more closely in the light of day. Roger Martin du Gard, Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort (translated by Timothy Crouse)
Origin of felicitous
1725-1735
Felicitous is derived from Latin felicitas, "fertility, hence success, happiness," from felix, "fertile, successful, happy."