infelicitous

[ in-fuh-lis-i-tuhs ]
/ ˌɪn fəˈlɪs ɪ təs /

adjective

inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark.
not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy.

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Origin of infelicitous

First recorded in 1825–35; in-3 + felicitous

OTHER WORDS FROM infelicitous

in·fe·lic·i·tous·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for infelicitous

infelicitous
/ (ˌɪnfɪˈlɪsɪtəs) /

adjective

not felicitous; unfortunate
inappropriate or unsuitable

Derived forms of infelicitous

infelicitously, adverb
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