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Meaning of INFELICITOUS

Pronunciation:  `infu'lisitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"
  2. [adj]  marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
 

INFELICITOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: awkward, clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept, unfortunate
 
 Antonyms: felicitous
 
 See Also: unhappy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`fe*lic"i*tous\, a.
Not felicitous; unhappy; unfortunate; not fortunate or
appropriate in application; not well said, expressed, or
done; as, an infelicitous condition; an infelicitous remark;
an infelicitous description; infelicitous words.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bad, barbaric, barbarous, cacophonous, careless, clumsy, coarse, crude, doggerel, Doric, dysphemistic, erroneous, faulty, futile, graceless, gross, harsh, ill-adapted, ill-advised, ill-assorted, ill-chosen, ill-considered, ill-fitted, ill-matched, ill-seasoned, ill-sorted, ill-suited, ill-timed, impolitic, imprecise, improper, impure, in bad taste, inadmissible, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, inauspicious, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incongruous, inconvenient, incorrect, indecorous, inelegant, inept, inexpedient, inopportune, intempestive, intrusive, irrelevant, late, loose, low, mal a propos, maladjusted, malapropos, misjoined, mismatched, mismated, misplaced, mistimed, off base, out of character, out of joint, out of keeping, out of line, out of phase, out of place, out of proportion, out of season, out of time, out of tune, outlandish, premature, rude, slipshod, slovenly, solecistic, tasteless, too late, too soon, unadapted, unapt, unbecoming, unbefitting, uncourtly, uncouth, undesirable, undignified, uneuphonious, unfavorable, unfelicitous, unfit, unfitted, unfitting, unfortunate, ungraceful, ungrammatic, unhandy, unhappy, unlucky, unmeet, unpolished, unprofitable, unpropitious, unqualified, unready, unrefined, unripe, unseasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, unsuited, untimely, untoward, unwise, vulgar, wrong
 

 

 

 

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