infelicity

noun in·fe·lic·i·ty \ ˌin-fi-ˈli-sə-tē \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of infelicity

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

Examples of infelicity in a Sentence

  1. the infelicity of holiday decorations at a funeral home

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Origin and Etymology of infelicity

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



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