infelicity


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Antonyms for infelicity

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

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Furthermore, an infallibilist can explain the infelicity of utterances of "p, but I don't know that p" and "p might be true, but I'm not willing to say that for all I know, p is true," and why, when a speaker thinks p is epistemically possible for him, he will agree (if asked) that for all he knows, p is true.
Yet this rhetorical infelicity becomes a grave accusation when he then subsequently and repeatedly invokes assertions about the alleged active Jewish proselytism in the Greco-Roman world (pp.
There's space for one last infelicity from a hymn which begins "All hail the power of Jesu's name.
There is, as in any translation, the odd infelicity, such as when one character tells Saint Andrew how little his faith is worth: "Ton parlar non eys que abus / E non eys que broyt de vendre," becomes "Tes paroles ne sont qu'erreurs / Et bouillie pour les chats" (122-23)--a fair trade of expressions were it not for the unfortunate echo that occurs several lines later where the same character says of Jesus that "Mena el fo davant Pyllat / E tormenta como vung chat," rendered as "Il fut mene devant Pilate / Et torture comme un chat.
Later that year, Current Literature warned that yoga was leading America to "domestic infelicity, and insanity and death.
The case was withdrawn due to the infelicity of some of the Welsh translation of the notice.
Their topics include infelicity in Speech Acts in Literature, the afterlife of Judaism, and the war on terror.
The viewpoint he chose for this meant that the break in the right-hand balustrade at the landing on the stairs is almost undetectable, an infelicity he was to avoid in the smaller picture by selecting a slightly different angle.