infelicitous


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in·fe·lic·i·tous

 (ĭn′fĭ-lĭs′ĭ-təs)
adj.
1. Inappropriate; ill-chosen: an infelicitous remark.
2. Causing unhappiness; unfortunate: "This amazed and enraptured Tess, whose slight experiences had been so infelicitous till now" (Thomas Hardy).

in′fe·lic′i·tous·ly adv.

infelicitous

(ˌɪnfɪˈlɪsɪtəs)
adj
1. not felicitous; unfortunate
2. inappropriate or unsuitable
ˌinfeˈlicitously adv

in•fe•lic•i•tous

(ˌɪn fəˈlɪs ɪ təs)

adj.
not felicitous; inapt or inappropriate: an infelicitous remark.
[1825–35]
in`fe•lic′i•tous•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
felicitous - exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker"
2.infelicitous - marked by or producing unhappinessinfelicitous - marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

infelicitous

adjective
Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression:
Translations

infelicitous

[ˌɪnfɪˈlɪsɪtəs] ADJ (frm) → poco feliz, inoportuno

infelicitous

adjunglücklich; remark etcunangebracht, unpassend
References in classic literature ?
This amazed and enraptured Tess, whose slight experiences had been so infelicitous till now; and in her reaction from indignation against the male sex she swerved to excess of honour for Clare.
Thus, we use the somewhat infelicitous term "academic platform" to suggest that there are many unexplored and unexploited institutional models for higher education--especially those that can provide an excellent education while advancing knowledge and innovation at the scale and timeframe necessary to progress toward desired social and economic outcomes.
Pope Francis likewise condemned the terrorism and voiced sympathy for the victims, but qualified it with an infelicitous analogy to a man insulting someone's mother and getting punched in the nose.
The infelicitous translation also obscures the pope's essential point: God, as first cause, is fundamentally different from all secondary causes (demi-urges, magicians or natural selection).
knows German, is acquainted with Rahner's Sdmliche Werke, and realizes that the translation of Rahner's seminal work Geist in Welt as Spirit in the World was not the translator's error but the result of an infelicitous editorial decision.
Nevertheless, I suspect even academic specialists will be deterred by the book's many infelicitous phrases and meandering sentences.
Yet this infelicitous, indeed jarring, context indicates that local artistic responses, exemplified by Women and Work, might illuminate current reorganizations--more specifically, the feminization--of globalized labor.
The (modest) special effects and advanced editing heighten the affect, push the film's narrative to its dramatic climax, and ultimately create a film that illustrates the ways the contemporary blockbuster is presenting and will continue to present cultural, economic, and political conditions to a people all too aware of their nation's infelicitous pathologies and amazing potential.
Distortion is an infelicitous term, given that it implies an originary content, but it nonetheless makes Verstraten's point that content can never be neutrally presented.
In a meeting held to seek the United Nations' backing for a project, the president of the Religious Affairs Directorate made an infelicitous parallel between the massacres in Syria and violence against women, which provoked reactions from civil society organizations (CSOs), particularly women's organizations.
I point out this example of a difficulty understanding Bufacchi's thinking as illustrative of a number of places where I found the writing infelicitous and wished he had exercised more fastidiousness and precision when explaining himself.
Further, an infelicitous misquotation obscures an interpretive subtlety her argument might have fruitfully pursued, but which remains unrecognized.