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infelicitous

[in-fuh-lis-i-tuh s] /ˌɪn fəˈlɪs ɪ təs/
adjective
1.
inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos:
an infelicitous remark.
2.
not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; in-3 + felicitous
Related forms
infelicitously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for infelicitously

infelicitous

adj.

1754, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + felicitous. Related: infelicitously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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