noun, plural in·fe·lic·i·ties for 3, 5.
Examples from the Web for infelicity
No impropriety or infelicity had been permitted to mar the smooth texture of its surface.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times|Harold Howland
Senator Boompointer, unconscious of any infelicity in his interruption, was calmly waiting.Clarence|Bret Harte
The heart now grew sometimes to be trembling and irresolute, and the soul to have its visions of infelicity.Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)|James Athearn Jones
And in his infelicity and in his resentment against Rachel he savoured it all not without pleasure.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
But it will involve us in great difficulties and infelicity to be now deprived of them.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4|American Anti-Slavery Society
British Dictionary definitions for infelicity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for infelicity
late 14c., from Latin infelicitas "ill luck, misfortune," from infelix (genitive infelicis) "unfruitful, barren; unfortunate, unhappy, causing misfortune, unlucky," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + felix (see felicity).