I adjective accordant, adapted, agreeing, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, becoming, befitting, concinnous, concordant, conformable, congruous, consonant, desirable, effective, excellent, fit, fitting, fortunate, germane, happy, harmonious, ideal, in place, inspired, joyful, joyous, meet, opportune, perfect, pertinent, relevant, rightful, seemly, successful, suitable, suiting, tasteful, timely, to the point, to the purpose, venustus, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-timed II index auspicious, ecstatic, favorable (advantageous), propitious, relevant, resourceful, successful, suitable

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  • Felicitous — Fe*lic i*tous, a. Characterized by felicity; happy; prosperous; delightful; skillful; successful; happily applied or expressed; appropriate. [1913 Webster] Felicitous words and images. M. Arnold. {Fe*lic i*tous*ly}, adv. {Fe*lic i*tous*ness}, n.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • felicitous — 1530s (implied in felicitously), from FELICITY (Cf. felicity) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • felicitous — happy, apt, fitting, appropriate, *fit, suitable, meet, proper Analogous words: telling, convincing (see VALID): pat, timely, opportune, *seasonable, well timed: apposite, pertinent, *relevant Antonyms: infelicitous: inept, maladroit Contrasted… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • felicitous — [adj] appropriate, suitable applicable, apposite, apropos, apt, convincing, fit, fitting, germane, happy, inspired, just, meet, neat, opportune, pat, pertinent, proper, propitious, relevant, seasonable, telling, timely, wellchosen, well timed;… …   New thesaurus

  • felicitous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ well chosen or appropriate. DERIVATIVES felicitously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • felicitous — [fə lis′i təs] adj. [< FELICITY + OUS] 1. used or expressed in a way suitable to the occasion; aptly chosen; appropriate; apt 2. having the knack of appropriate and pleasing expression felicitously adv. felicitousness n …   English World dictionary

  • felicitous — adjective Date: 1789 1. very well suited or expressed ; apt < a felicitous remark > 2. pleasant, delightful < felicitous weather > Synonyms: see fit • felicitously adverb • felicitousness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • felicitous — [[t]fɪlɪ̱sɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED (approval) If you describe a remark or idea as felicitous, you approve of it because it seems particularly suitable in the circumstances. [FORMAL] Her prose style is not always felicitous; she tends to repetition.… …   English dictionary

  • felicitous — adjective 1) his nickname was particularly felicitous Syn: apt, well chosen, fitting, suitable, appropriate, apposite, pertinent, germane, relevant Ant: inappropriate 2) the room s only felicitous feature …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • felicitous — fe•lic•i•tous [[t]fɪˈlɪs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. 1) well suited for the occasion; apt; appropriate: a felicitous speech of acceptance[/ex] 2) pleasant: a felicitous occasion[/ex] • Etymology: 1725–35 fe•lic′i•tous•ly, adv. fe•lic′i•tous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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