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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Noun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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