Pronunciation: (in"fu-lis'i-tē), [key]
—pl. -ties for 3, 5.
1. the quality or state of being unhappy; unhappiness.
2. misfortune; bad luck.
3. an unfortunate circumstance; misfortune.
4. inaptness, inappropriateness, or awkwardness, as of action or expression.
5. something inapt or infelicitous: infelicities of style.
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