Synonyms for (adjective) infelicitous

Synonyms: infelicitous

Definition: not appropriate in application; defective

Usage: an infelicitous remark; infelicitous phrasing; the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy

Similar words: inept, ill-chosen, inapt, cumbersome, awkward, clumsy

Definition: not elegant or graceful in expression

Usage: 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?


Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: unsuitable or regrettable

Usage: an unfortunate choice of words; an unfortunate speech


Synonyms: unhappy, infelicitous

Definition: marked by or producing unhappiness

Usage: infelicitous circumstances; unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes- American Guide Series

Similar words: unfortunate

Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned