ill-chosen


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Adj.1.ill-chosen - not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"

ill-chosen

adjective
Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression:
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Oswald the cupbearer modestly suggested, ``that it was scarce an hour since the tolling of the curfew;'' an ill-chosen apology, since it turned upon a topic so harsh to Saxon ears.
That her manner was wrong, however, at times very wrong, her measures often ill-chosen and ill-timed, and her looks and language very often indefensible, Fanny could not cease to feel; but she began to hope they might be rectified.
Even what she read and said seemed to us to be ill-chosen for such auditors, if it had been imparted ever so modestly and with ever so much tact.
From the first this attempt was unfortunate, perhaps because the place for descent was ill-chosen.
To such an extent had Natasha let herself go that the way she dressed and did her hair, her ill-chosen words, and her jealousy- she was jealous of Sonya, of the governess, and of every woman, pretty or plain- were habitual subjects of jest to those about her.
But Wrench had a wretched lymphatic wife who made a mummy of herself indoors in a large shawl; and he must have altogether begun with an ill-chosen domestic apparatus.
He took an easychair, uninvited; placed himself close at his aunt's side, and ran his eye over her ill-chosen dress with an air of satirical admiration.
Your trifling is ill-timed,' retorted the other in a suppressed tone and voice, 'and its subject ill-chosen.
He was still prone last year to spoiling a winning chance with one bad round or an ill-chosen shot, but the errors of judgement are becoming fewer with experience and if he cannot finish in the top 20 in what is a ropey field once you get past the front few, finishing-position sellers at Cantor's 26 do not deserve to collect.
Casey's play was all the more remarkable because of the pressure he has been under since a Sunday newspaper reported his ill-chosen words about the American Ryder Cup team.
Quinn's ill-chosen words - and ill-judged attack - came on the day Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell chose the same Edinburgh platform as Neil Lennon had picked to attack Glasgow, to defend the club from penny-pinching allegations.
Cisse has forced his way back much quicker than anyone expected to put pressure on Milan Baros, who annoyed his manager this week with some ill-chosen criticism of the amount of times he has been substituted this season.