Infelicity



[in-fuh-lis-i-tee] /ˌɪn fəˈlɪs ɪ ti/

noun, plural infelicities for 3, 5.
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 :
infelicities of style.
/ˌɪnfɪˈlɪsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state or quality of being unhappy or unfortunate
2.
an instance of bad luck or mischance; misfortune
3.
something, esp a remark or expression, that is inapt or inappropriate
n.

late 14c., from Latin infelicitas “ill luck, misfortune,” from infelix (genitive infelicis) “unfruitful, barren; unfortunate, unhappy, causing misfortune, unlucky,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + felix (see felicity).

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