infelicity


in·fe·lic·i·ty

noun \-sə-tē\
plural in·fe·lic·i·ties

Definition of INFELICITY

1
:  the quality or state of being infelicitous
2
:  something (as a word or phrase) that is infelicitous <minor infelicities>

Examples of INFELICITY

  1. <the infelicity of holiday decorations at a funeral home>

Origin of INFELICITY

Middle English infelicite unhappiness, from Latin infelicitas, from infelic-, infelix unhappy, from in- + felic-, felix fruitful — more at feminine
First Known Use: 1617

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