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English definition of “infelicitous”


adjective uk   /ˌɪn.fəˈlɪs.ɪ.təs/ us    /-t̬əs/ formal
not suitable for the occasion: an infelicitous remark
Unsuitable and unacceptable
noun [C usually plural] uk   /-ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/ formal
His article was full of mistakes and verbal infelicities (= unsuitable expressions).Unsuitable and unacceptable
(Definition of infelicitous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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