In`fe*lic"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Infelicities (#). [L. infelicitas: cf. F. inf'elicit'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.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.