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  • a  not appropriate in application; defective
    an infelicitous remark
    infelicitous phrasing
    the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • s  marked by or producing unhappiness
    infelicitous circumstances

  • Balanchine's New York City Ballet: "Pretentious and silly," "stiff and neoclassical," "gymnastic and stylistically infelicitous.
  • Everyone's second favorite suffix, -scam, as in Abscam, has also had a heavy workout (Iranscam, or the rather infelicitous NSCam), as have various "connections" (the Contra .
  • Everyone's second favorite suffix, -scam, as in Abscam, has also had a heavy workout (Iranscam, or the rather infelicitous NSCam), as have various "connections" (the Contra .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    July 16, 2013 - The New York Observer

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