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How to use infelicitous in a sentence

Perhaps these circumstances gave the locality its infelicitous reputation.
LEGENDS AND TALESBRET HARTE
It is by no means an uncommon one, not to say that I have a singularly infelicitous memory for people's names.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
To one who has seen the great Japanese fleur-de-lis, France looks ludicrously infelicitous in her choice of emblem.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
But for a few infelicitous accidents, this would have been the case of the late liberation of Quinquinambo.
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIORBRET HARTE
Infelicitous at home, these worrying people are almost more than flesh and blood can bear as travelling companions abroad.
THE GIRL OF THE PERIOD AND OTHER SOCIAL ESSAYS, VOL. II (OF 2)ELIZA LYNN LINTON
She had thought it very likely Robert Acton would come and see her; she had not met him since that infelicitous evening.
THE EUROPEANSHENRY JAMES
The latter he could only parody, but his parody was as infelicitous as Bacon's explanation of the "Wisdom of the Ancients."
THE MYSTERY OF FRANCIS BACONWILLIAM T. SMEDLEY
It is then hard to conceive an appeal more singularly infelicitous than that which our modern positivists make to Buddhism.
IS LIFE WORTH LIVING?WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK
The form of the Renaissance lantern is not infelicitous, either from the inside or outside.
CATHEDRALS OF SPAINJOHN A. (JOHN ALLYNE) GADE
That there are hundreds and thousands of infelicitous homes in America no one will doubt.
THE WEDDING RINGT. DE WITT TALMAGE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO INFELICITOUS

  • inapposite
  • inapt
  • infelicitous
  • inopportune
  • tactless
  • uncalled for
  • unseemly
  • unsuitable
  • untimely
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