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characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression

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not appropriate in application

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marked by or producing unhappiness

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According to this view, the following dialogue between A-B as follows will be infelicitous unless B has constructed an information state in which some antecedently given problem is identified as support for his statement:
The Vice President and the nation would have been better served had the Attorney General recognized this as a controlling basis for denying the requests for an independent counsel--and had she done so three years ago, before Gore invoked the infelicitous phrase that there is "no controlling legal authority.
While certain liberties have clearly been taken, the English strives to reproduce the rich, densely textured prose that characterizes Furui's writing; however, even if one sets aside the infelicitous turns of phrase and mistakes (both in the minimal foreword and in the translations), the results are uneven.
These infelicitous repetitions, however, may have been adopted on the advice of an editor, and they certainly do not invalidate the book's subtle and powerful arguments.
Although infelicitous phrasing and jargon occasionally mar the prose, the book will repay study by the cultural historian in particular, and by those incautious enough to believe in a meaningful past.
Although this infelicitous remark might be merely an appeal to authority, it must be noted that women appear elsewhere in the book only as pregnant (p.
Yet they may also loom so large because Forg has not had a solo show in New York in over a decade, which has had the infelicitous effect of reifying his prior engagements.
Infelicitous title aside, Fleming's book has the merit of being based on all the pertinent published cuneiform documents from the royal archives of Mari, and the originality of dealing with a poorly-explored topic, that is, the role that collective political decision-making played in ancient Near Eastern cities and states.
Bad editing of infelicitous expressions and numerous typographical errors irritatingly exacerbate some of these.
Indeed, it's a measure of the infelicitous casting that Dublin-based American Regina Ford, glimpsed at the outset in a tiny role, seems easily the most comfortable performer on the gently raked stage.
He added a two-and-a-half-page cover memo with the extremely infelicitous title, "The Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce," and began handing it to reporters in July 1995.
but strangely vital at the same time' seems a mixture of the perceptive and the infelicitous.
This thesis turned book, although in general clearly written, is spotted with misspellings and infelicitous expressions; it required much more extensive and careful editing.
Her great talent partly overcomes her difficulties and partly shines through the book's often infelicitous translation.
In addition, Eggebrecht's carefully chosen analytical terminology is often replaced by vague and infelicitous jargon, as when the word "materials" (presumably meaning thematic material) appears four times in as many sentences on page 21 although entirely absent from the original.