the quality or state of being unhappy; unhappiness.
misfortune; bad luck.
an unfortunate circumstance; misfortune.
inaptness, inappropriateness, or awkwardness, as of action or expression.
something inapt or infelicitous: infelicities of style.
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How to use infelicity in a sentence
In an instant Christie saw the infelicity of her position, and its dangers.Devil's Ford | Bret Harte
Keats died young; and ‘yet his infelicity had years too many.’Life of John Keats | Sidney Colvin
It was at this time that the differences in character began to cause domestic infelicity in the Wagnerian household.Woman's Work in Music | Arthur Elson
The admiration I profess for her ought to make her excuse these remarks, which have their origin in the infelicity of my age.
My old infelicity in making up my mind seems to haunt me, and I dare say I shall live to be a dreadful example.My Wife and I | Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for infelicity
the state or quality of being unhappy or unfortunate
an instance of bad luck or mischance; misfortune
something, esp a remark or expression, that is inapt or inappropriate
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