Definition of felicitations in US English:


plural noun

  • Words expressing praise for an achievement or good wishes on a special occasion.

    • ‘The function was punctuated by felicitations as the stars took turns to get on to the stage and wish the movie success.’
    • ‘Politicians belonging to different parties shared the same platform to offer felicitations.’
    • ‘All the racing fans extend warmest felicitations to Shay and Emma Barry on the birth of their first child, a boy, Jack.’
    • ‘Apart from the regular felicitations to the outstanding students of the various departments, the coveted prize was awarded to a member of the Department of Social Sciences.’
    • ‘Literati painting was often occasional, conveying greetings, felicitations and sympathies between good friends.’
    • ‘Most of these felicitations are organised by socio-cultural groups, and it is likely that they are looking to uphold a ‘role model’ for the present times.’
    • ‘Responding to felicitations, Harikrishna assured that he would continue to try his best.’
    • ‘And hence, the day got off, without extended speeches, felicitations and other programmes.’
    • ‘Once the formal felicitations were over children eager for autographs surrounded the cricketer who patiently obliged them all.’
    • ‘It is the last general debate for this session of Parliament, so on a personal level I express season's greetings and felicitations to all members of the House.’
    good wishes, best wishes, greetings, compliments
    congratulations, good wishes, best wishes, kind regards, regards, love, blessings, compliments, respects
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