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Meaning of INFELICITY

Pronunciation:  `infu'lisitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style esp of expression
 

INFELICITY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: felicitousness, felicity
 
 See Also: inappropriateness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`fe*lic"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Infelicities}. [L.
infelicitas: cf. F. inf['e]licit['e]. See {In-} not, and
{Felicity}.]
1. The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness;
   misery; wretchedness; misfortune; want of suitableness or
   appropriateness. --I. Watts.

         Whatever is the ignorance and infelicity of the
         present state, we were made wise and happy.
                                               --Glanvill.

2. That (as an act, word, expression, etc.) which is
   infelicitous; as, infelicities of speech.

 
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