- inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark.
- not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy.
Origin of infelicitous
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Examples from the Web for infelicitous
But viral advertising based on an infelicitous turn of phrase is not something Filexec is interested in, Chavez said.‘Binders Full of Women’ Invades Amazon.com
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The name of the gentleman who enjoyed this infelicitous distinction was Tretherick.Tales of the Argonauts
Perhaps these circumstances gave the locality its infelicitous reputation.Legends and Tales
To Burnett it had been only a canvas daubed with infelicitous paint.The Maker of Opportunities
In the first place, their choice of Monmouth as the heir was infelicitous.
Were it not that the salutation were infelicitous, we should have said, "Hail, all hail!"
- not felicitous; unfortunate
- inappropriate or unsuitable
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Word Origin and History for infelicitous
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