Definition of Infelicitously

1. Adverb. In an infelicitous manner. "He chose his words rather infelicitously"

Antonyms: Felicitously
Partainyms: Infelicitous



Definition of Infelicitously

1. Adverb. In a way that is infelicitous or unfortunate ¹

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Definition of Infelicitously

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infelicitously

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infecund
infecundity
infecundous
infeeble
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infelicitously (current term)
infelicitousness
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infer
inferable

Literary usage of Infelicitously

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1. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1899)
"Could he give felicity who was so infelicitously worshipped, and who, unless he should be thus worshipped, was yet more infelicitously provoked to anger ? ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1916)
"Claverhouse, again— whom, in Old Mortality, he rather infelicitously refers to as "profound in politics," and whom, inadvertently, he makes to figure there ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"The allegory was most infelicitously chosen, and could hardly fail to give offence ; but the poet seems to have had no suspicion that lie was treading on ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In Mr Gladstone's cabinet of 1868 he was secretary of state for India, and somewhat infelicitously signalized his term of office by his refusal, ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"... 1859, says, rather infelicitously, — " Major-General Charles Waddington, CB, late of the Bombay Engineers, who died in London on the 22d ult., ..."

6. The Contemporary Review (1872)
"The word falls from the pen not infelicitously. A noble comrade ! That was what Dr. Macleod was, and it is a type of character not too often exemplified in ..."

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