infelicity

Part of speech: noun

In appropriateness; unsuitableness; unhappiness; something infelicitous.

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Usage examples "infelicity":

  1. It was obvious that he was a good fellow, and that he could not, in the nature of things, be a positively bad husband; but his distinguished inoffensiveness only deepened the infelicity of Christina's situation by depriving her defiant attitude of the sanction of relative justice. - "Roderick Hudson", Henry James.
  2. But the infelicity of his times bore hardly upon him, and Spenser admits, what is known otherwise, that he left a terrible name behind him. - "Spenser (English Men of Letters Series)", R. W. Church.
  3. The heart now grew sometimes to be trembling and irresolute, and the soul to have its visions of infelicity. - "Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)", James Athearn Jones.