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infelicitously : Related Words Words similar in meaning to infelicitously

infelicitous

  • adjective not appropriate in application; defective
    • an infelicitous remark
    • infelicitous phrasing
    • the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • adjective satellite marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy.
    • infelicitous circumstances
    • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

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inapt

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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malapropos

  • adjective of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
  • adverb at an inconvenient time
    inopportunely.
    • he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner
    • she answered malapropos

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clumsy

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    gawky; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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cumbersome

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
    cumbrous.
    • a cumbersome piece of machinery
    • cumbrous protective clothing
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; clumsy.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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awkward

  • adjective satellite causing inconvenience
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  • adjective lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

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awkwardness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of an embarrassing situation
    nuisance value.
    • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

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chosen

  • noun one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
    • she was Mama's chosen
  • noun the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)

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infelicitously

  • adverb in an infelicitous manner
    • he chose his words rather infelicitously

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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gracelessness

  • noun an unpleasant lack of grace in carriage or form or movement or expression
    ungracefulness.
  • noun the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)
    clumsiness; stiffness; awkwardness.

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stiffness

  • noun the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  • noun the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck

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ineptitude

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    worthlessness.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness

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inept

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; ill-chosen; inapt; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?
  • adjective satellite generally incompetent and ineffectual
    feckless.
    • feckless attempts to repair the plumbing
    • inept handling of the account

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felicity

  • noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    felicitousness.
  • noun state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
    happiness.

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clumsiness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; slowness.
  • noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    awkwardness.

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felicitousness

  • noun pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
    felicity.

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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ill-chosen

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; inapt; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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infelicity

  • noun inappropriate and unpleasing manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)

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maladroitness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; clumsiness; slowness.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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out_of_place

  • adjective satellite of an inappropriate or misapplied nature
    inapposite.
  • adverb in a setting where one is or feels inappropriate or incongruous
    • he felt out of place in the lingerie shop

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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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inappositeness

  • noun inappropriateness
    inaptness.
    • greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine

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inaptness

  • noun inappropriateness
    inappositeness.
    • greater inaptness of expression would be hard to imagine

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