infelicitous

adjective in·fe·lic·i·tous \ ˌin-fi-ˈli-sə-təs \

Definition of infelicitous

:not felicitous: such as
a :not appropriate or well-timed
  • an infelicitous remark
b :awkward, unfortunate
  • an infelicitous moment

infelicitously

adverb

Examples of infelicitous in a Sentence

  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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