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Meaning of infelicity

in•fe•lic•i•ty

Pronunciation: (in"fu-lis'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties
  1. the quality or state of being unhappy; unhappiness.
  2. misfortune; bad luck.
  3. an unfortunate circumstance; misfortune.
  4. inaptness, inappropriateness, or awkwardness, as of action or expression.
  5. something inapt or infelicitous: infelicities of style.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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