infelicitous

  • 1 Infelicitous — In fe*lic i*tous, a. Not felicitous; unhappy; unfortunate; not fortunate or appropriate in application; not well said, expressed, or done; as, an infelicitous condition; an infelicitous remark; an infelicitous description; infelicitous words.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 infelicitous — index disconsolate, disproportionate, ill advised, improper, inadvisable, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate …

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  • 3 infelicitous — 1754, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + FELICITOUS (Cf. felicitous). Related: infelicitously …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 infelicitous — unhappy, inapt, inappropriate, unfitting, *unfit, unsuitable, improper Analogous words: unbecoming, unseemly, indecorous, improper, indelicate, indecent: inept, maladroit, gauche, *awkward Antonyms: felicitous Contrasted words: happy, apt,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 infelicitous — [in΄fə lis′ə təs] adj. not felicitous; unfortunate or unsuitable infelicitously adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 infelicitous — adjective Date: 1835 not felicitous: as a. not appropriate or well timed < an infelicitous remark > b. awkward, unfortunate < an infelicitous moment > • infelicitously adverb …

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  • 7 infelicitous — adjective /ˌɪn.fəˈlɪs.ɪ.təs,ˌɪn.fɪˈlɪs.ɪ.təs,ˌɪn.fɛlˈɪs.ɪ.təs,ˌɪn.fəˈlɪs.ɪ.təs,ˌɪn.fəˈlɪs.ə.təs/ a) Unhappy or unfortunate. If leading a dogs life be considered a peculiar phase of human misery, the life of a Boys Dog is still more infelicitous.… …

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  • 8 infelicitous — infelicitously, adv. /in feuh lis i teuhs/, adj. 1. inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos: an infelicitous remark. 2. not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy. [1825 35; IN 3 + FELICITOUS] * * * …

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  • 9 infelicitous — in•fe•lic•i•tous [[t]ˌɪn fəˈlɪs ɪ təs[/t]] adj. not felicitous; inapt or inappropriate: an infelicitous remark[/ex] • Etymology: 1825–35 in fe•lic′i•tous•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 infelicitous — /ɪnfəˈlɪsətəs/ (say infuh lisuhtuhs) adjective 1. not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy. 2. inapt or inappropriate: an infelicitous remark. –infelicitously, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 11 infelicitous — Synonyms and related words: Doric, bad, barbaric, barbarous, cacophonous, careless, clumsy, coarse, crude, doggerel, dysphemistic, erroneous, faulty, futile, graceless, gross, harsh, ill adapted, ill advised, ill assorted, ill chosen, ill… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 infelicitous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. inappropriate, unfortunate, awkward, malapropos; see embarrassing , improper 1 , unsuitable . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by inappropriateness and grace lessness, especially in expression: awkward …

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  • 13 infelicitous — in·fe·lic·i·tous || ‚ɪnfɪ lɪsɪtÉ™s adj. unhappy; unlucky, unfortunate; unsuitable, inappropriate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 infelicitous — adjective unfortunate; inappropriate. Derivatives infelicitously adverb …

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  • 15 infelicitous — a. 1. Unhappy, wretched, miserable, unfortunate, calamitous. 2. Unfavorable, unpropitious, inauspicious. 3. Inappropriate, unhappy, ill chosen, unfitting, in bad taste …

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  • 16 infelicitous — adj 1. unhappy, woeful, miserable, sad, melancholic, woebegone, forlorn, brokenhearted; unfortunate, unlucky, wretched, pitiable, poor, gloomy; hopeless, desperate, desolate, heavy laden, cheerless, despondent, depressed; chagrined, sorrowful,… …

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  • 17 infelicitous — in·felicitous …

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  • 18 infelicitous — adj. not felicitous; unfortunate. Derivatives: infelicitously adv …

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  • 19 infelicitous remark — n. inappropriate remark, improper comment, unsuitable remark …

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  • 20 infelicitously — adverb in an infelicitous manner he chose his words rather infelicitously • Ant: ↑felicitously • Derived from adjective: ↑infelicitous * * * adverb see infelicitous * * * infelicˈitously …

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