(countable) Something that is infelicitous or inappropriate.
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Origin of infelicity
Middle English infelicitefrom Latin īnfēlīcitāsfromīnfēlīxīnfēlīc-unhappyin-notin–1fēlīxhappydhē(i)- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Infelicity Sentence Examples
Finally, the amendments correct an infelicity in the drafting of the recital.
Despite the occasional stylistic infelicity and the overuse of the first person singular, Nettle writes well.
On his moral essays it may suffice to notice the dissertations On Nobility, On Vicissitudes of Fortune, On the Misery of Human Life, On the Infelicity of Princes and On Marriage in Old Age.
His first wife, Catherine, daughter of Magnus I., duke of Saxe-Lauenburg, bore him in 1 533 his eldest son Eric. This union was neither long nor happy, but the blame for its infelicity is generally attributed to the lady, whose abnormal character was reflected and accentuated in her unhappy son.