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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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.
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.
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.
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.
From the first this attempt was unfortunate, perhaps because the place for descent was ill-chosen.
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.
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.
Mathieu did manage to break him in the third game and move 3-1 ahead, but there were signs of his immaturity in a handful of ill-chosen drop shots and angle ground strokes.
I hate the way we pillory people for one ill-chosen word.
Bates appeared on a live TV interview in which he made the ill-chosen remarks while being interviewed by Sky presenter Keys and match pundit Dave Bassett before Chelsea's clash with Derby.
Tory officials released a statement in the MP's name saying: "I entirely accept that racism has no place in the party and am very sorry that ill-chosen words by me may have given a different impression.