infelicitous infelicitous

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not appropriate in application; defective
  2. (adj) marked by or producing unhappiness

Usage(s):

  1. However infelicitous his phrasing, Lamm was praised in some quarters for broaching one of the most sensitive issues of the day.
  2. However infelicitous his phrasing, Lamm was praised in some quarters for broaching one of the most sensitive issues of the day.
  3. It was perhaps a infelicitous metaphor, given both the seediness of Las Vegas and the ridiculous excess of the party itself.

News

  • Oh Noho! Buyers Seizing Pricey Units at 36 Bleecker Street

    At least there are penthouses left! Despite its infelicitous name—the Schumacher sounds disconcertingly like something one buys at a medical supply store—the handsome condo conversion at 36 Bleecker Street has had a very successful debut since coming on the market last month. (It's not quite as luxe, but the development's strong performance right out of the gate reminds us of a certain condo ...
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  • After a pause, Baigent responded: "In that case, you are correct ...... I think my language was infelicitous and I think I have to agree with you on that."
    on Mar 7, 2006 By: Michael Baigent Source: USA Today

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