Infelicity

In`fe*lic"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Infelicities (#).
[L. infelicitas: cf. F. inflicit. See In- not, and Felicity.]
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1. The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness; misery; wretchedness; misfortune; lack of suitableness or appropriateness. I. Watts.
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Whatever is the ignorance and infelicity of the present state, we were made wise and happy.
Glanvill.
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2. That (as an act, word, expression, etc.) which is infelicitous; as, infelicities of speech.
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