AskDefine | Define infelicity

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infelicity n : inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression) [ant: felicity]

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  1. The condition of being infelicitous
  2. Infelicitous or inappropriate behaviour

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Gothicism, abnormality, aching heart, agony, agony of mind, anguish, anomaly, antiphrasis, bad taste, bale, barbarism, barbarousness, bitterness, bleeding heart, bombasticness, broken heart, cacology, cacophony, cheerlessness, clumsiness, coarseness, corruption, crudeness, crushing, cumbrousness, depression, depth of misery, desolation, despair, discontent, displeasure, dysphemism, extremity, futility, gracelessness, grief, grimness, grossness, harshness, heartache, heaviness, heavy heart, humorlessness, ill-balanced sentences, impoliticalness, impoliticness, impropriety, impurity, inadmissibility, inadvisability, inapplicability, inappositeness, inappropriateness, inaptitude, inaptness, inauspiciousness, inconcinnity, incongruity, inconvenience, inconveniency, incorrectness, indecorousness, inelegance, inelegancy, ineptitude, inexpedience, inexpediency, infestivity, inopportuneness, inopportunity, intempestivity, interruption, intrusion, irrelevance, irrelevancy, joylessness, lack of finish, lack of polish, lateness, leadenness, maladjustment, malapropism, melancholia, melancholy, mesalliance, mirthlessness, misalliance, misconstruction, misery, misjoinder, misjoining, mismatch, missaying, misusage, pompousness, ponderousness, poor diction, prematurity, prostration, roughness, rudeness, sadness, sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, slipshod construction, solecism, stiltedness, suicidal despair, tastelessness, turgidity, uncheerfulness, uncongeniality, uncouthness, undesirability, uneuphoniousness, unfavorableness, unfitness, unfittingness, unfortunateness, ungracefulness, ungrammaticism, unhappiness, unjoyfulness, unmeetness, unmirthfulness, unprofitability, unprofitableness, unpropitiousness, unrefinement, unripeness, unseasonableness, unseemliness, unsuitability, untimeliness, unwieldiness, unwiseness, uselessness, vulgarism, vulgarity, woe, worthlessness, wretchedness, wrongness
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