Definition of infelicity
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
the infelicity of holiday decorations at a funeral home
Recent Examples of infelicity from the Web
The playwright Christina Masciotti turns mumbles, stutters and other linguistic infelicities into theatrical poetry.
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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
First Known Use: 1617
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