Origin: oe. Felicite, f. Felicite, fr. L. Felicitas, fr. Felix, -icis, happy, fruitful; akin to foetus.

1. The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good. Our own felicity we make or find. (Johnson) Finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity. (book of Common Prayer)

2. That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing. the felicities of her wonderful reign. (Atterbury)

3. A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking. Felicity of expression.

Synonym: happiness, bliss, beatitude, blessedness, blissfulness. See happiness.

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