Infelicity definition

ĭnfĭ-lĭsĭ-tē
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The quality or condition of being infelicitous.
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Something inappropriate or unpleasing.
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The quality or condition of being infelicitous.
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Something infelicitous; unsuitable or inapt remark, action, etc.
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(uncountable) The condition of being infelicitous.
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(countable) Something that is infelicitous or inappropriate.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
infelicity
Plural:
infelicities

Origin of infelicity

  • Middle English infelicite from Latin īnfēlīcitās from īnfēlīx īnfēlīc- unhappy in- not in–1 fēlīx happy dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition