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English adjective: infelicitous

1. infelicitous not appropriate in application; defective

SamplesAn infelicitous remark.
Infelicitous phrasing.
The infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy.

Similarawkward, clumsy, cumbersome, ill-chosen, inapt, inept, unfortunate

See alsounhappy

Attributefelicitousness, felicity


2. infelicitous marked by or producing unhappiness

SamplesInfelicitous circumstances.
Unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes.




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