Infelicities
Infelicity In`fe*lic"i*ty, n.; pl. {Infelicities}. [L. infelicitas: cf. F. inf['e]licit['e]. See {In-} not, and {Felicity}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being infelicitous; unhappiness; misery; wretchedness; misfortune; lack of suitableness or appropriateness. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

Whatever is the ignorance and infelicity of the present state, we were made wise and happy. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

2. That (as an act, word, expression, etc.) which is infelicitous; as, infelicities of speech. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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