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Definition of "felicity" []

  • Great happiness; bliss. (noun)
  • An instance of great happiness. (noun)
  • A cause or source of happiness. (noun)
  • An appropriate and pleasing manner or style: felicity of expression. (noun)
  • An instance of appropriate and pleasing manner or style. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "felicity" in a sentence
  • "Look on me as your friend, dear Matilda, - be explicit - do not consider the Count or myself; speak your wishes, your hopes, and be assured that your felicity is my first wish, whatever it may cost me."
  • "Holy love to God as the chief good and our felicity is the power of godliness, the very life and soul of religion, without which all external professions and performances are but a shell and carcase: now here we have some of the expressions of that love."
  • "Its force, its felicity is in its reach toward the ineffable."