noun (plural infelicities)
1A thing that is inappropriate, especially a remark or expression: she winced at their infelicities and at the clumsy way they talked
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- 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.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'unhappiness'): from Latin infelicitas, from infelix, infelic- 'unhappy', from in- 'not' + felix 'happy'.
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