Etymology
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infelicitous (adj.)

"unhappy, unlucky," 1754, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + felicitous. Earlier was infelicious (1590s). Related: infelicitously; infelicitousness.

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Definitions of infelicitous

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