infelicitous


in·fe·lic·i·tous

adjective \ˌin-fi-ˈli-sə-təs\

Definition of INFELICITOUS

:  not felicitous: as
a :  not appropriate or well-timed <an infelicitous remark>
b :  awkward, unfortunate <an infelicitous moment>
in·fe·lic·i·tous·ly adverb

Examples of INFELICITOUS

  1. <an infelicitous comment on the weight of the guest of honor at the banquet>

First Known Use of INFELICITOUS

1835

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