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infelicity


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Infelicity  \In`fe*lic"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Infelicities}.  [L. 
  infelicitas:  cf  F.  inf['e]licit['e].  See  {In-}  not  and 
  {Felicity}.] 
  1.  The  state  or  quality  of  being  infelicitous;  unhappiness; 
  misery;  wretchedness;  misfortune;  want  of  suitableness  or 
  appropriateness.  --I.  Watts. 
 
  Whatever  is  the  ignorance  and  infelicity  of  the 
  present  state,  we  were  made  wise  and  happy. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  2.  That  (as  an  act  word  expression,  etc.)  which  is 
  infelicitous;  as  infelicities  of  speech. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  infelicity 
  n  :  inappropriate  and  unpleasing  manner  or  style  esp  of 
  expression  [ant:  {felicity}] 




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