noun (plural infelicities)
- 1A thing that is inappropriate, especially a remark or expression: she winced at their infelicities and at the clumsy way they talkedMore example sentences
- Yes, I dare say you can find errors and infelicities in the posts on this noble blog.
- Regrettably, the book is marred by numerous infelicities and occasional outright errors of translation.
- All of them made me think again about important aspects of the work, and prevented many errors and infelicities from reaching a wider audience.
- 2 [mass noun] • archaic Unhappiness; misfortune: the infelicity which accompanies some people through lifeMore example sentences
- Like an ass, he wears out his time for provender, and can show an old torn gown, an ensign of his infelicity.
- Her infelicity seemed to have years too many.
late Middle English (in the sense 'unhappiness'): from Latin infelicitas, from infelix, infelic- 'unhappy', from in- 'not' + felix 'happy'.