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1Well chosen or suited to the circumstances:‘a felicitous phrase’
apt, well chosen, well expressed, well put, choice, fitting, suitable, appropriate, apposite, pertinent, germane, to the point, relevant, congruous, aproposView synonyms
- ‘Perhaps, then, we should concede that a better word, a more felicitous description, would have been merely ‘dubious’.’
- ‘Has there ever been an economist with a more felicitous turn of phrase?’
- ‘They rely heavily on felicitous coincidence for the plots, and the character development is cartoonish.’
- ‘I have always felt that I manifest a felicitous combination of his compassion and her boundaries.’
- ‘Despite the messiness inherent in natural systems, evolution has produced ‘machines of extreme perfection,’ to use Darwin's felicitous phrase.’
- ‘This gives the writer some of his most felicitous moments as he considers a series of eccentric individualists who gave their lives to the weather.’
- ‘But his felicitous use of idiom gives no clue of this.’
- ‘If one were to consider the inputs from the existing school system into a child's scientific thinking, felicitous use of language, competence to search for information and to work out solutions, one would find them too little and too late.’
- ‘While there are glimpses of felicitous dialogue, there is no chemistry between these two characters to distract from the play's weak dramatic structure.’
- ‘Perhaps because Thérèse stands, to borrow Oscar Wilde's felicitous phrase (which he applied to himself), in symbolic relation to the culture of her age.’
- ‘Or, to use the felicitous phrase of the late Northrop Frye, everything in the Scriptures is self-referential.’
- ‘To adapt Benedict Anderson's felicitous phrase, hockey is one cultural activity through which Canadians are often said to imagine their community.’
- ‘Conceptually that was quite accurate, even if it was not the most felicitous choice of words.’
- 1.1 Pleasing and fortunate:‘the view was the room's only felicitous feature’
fortunate, advantageous, good, favourable, lucky, happy, pleasing, encouragingView synonyms
- ‘However, grimly amusing as this spectacle is, the political reality behind these appointments may be less felicitous.’
- ‘A felicitous mix of fun and entertainment it was.’
- ‘Finally, there remains the option of teaching taste - of training the bureaucracy in a felicitous mode of embodied expression and educating the polity to appreciate and respond to it.’
- ‘Well-known as a felicitous writer of amusing features, he was just hitting his stride as a serious and ambitious chronicler of the political convulsions seizing the Islamic world.’
- ‘This makes it a happy hunting ground for anyone with the felicitous habit of looking at the lighter side of life.’
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