infelicitous


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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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36) Prima facie this sounds odd--the phrase "we ought to do wrong" is infelicitous.
Even more infelicitous are the reversals of the products Tums, Dial, and Tulsa (gasoline).
I suppose they considered that some people may find it helpful to have their words finished off for them, and I imagine it might, in some cases, even speed up their writing, but are they not aware that research has confirmed that the one thing people find most infuriating, infelicitous, infinitely, infernally infantile during a conversation is when the person they are taking to.
Finally, there are times when the author falls into an old and unfortunate trap, making statements that are simply obnoxious or, at best, infelicitous, particularly with regard to women.
I am not a fan of the infelicitous description that suggests 'behaviouralising risk/return optimisation' but I can see what they are trying to say
There was no answer during the plenary session though Lord Heseltine in his lunchtime contribution made the politically rather infelicitous suggestion that Newcastle City Council could receive Government funding for a leadership role in Tyne and Wear.
However, haunting Dreyfus's account is a rather infelicitous (and unhistorical) comparison with previous composers: "If one thinks of suggestive scenes in, say, Poppea, Dido, Don Giovanni, Le Comle Ory, Norma, or La Traxriata, the dramatic effect depends on listeners' belief in a character's libido, though the music can scarcely be said to fuel an audience's libidinal drives" (p.
One of the only illocutionary acts to which Venus resorts--the promises that Adonis's kisses will be multiply returned and the assurance that she will allow him to explore her body as a deer runs freely in a park--turns out to be infelicitous, since a promise to do something that the other does not want to be done is in fact a threat.
To the extent that any correct or incorrect philosophical view, just as any other true or false belief, is a guide to felicitous or infelicitous action, respectively, the answer to this philosophical question can have serious implications for soteriological practice.
In particular, this paper argues that an infallibilist can easily explain why assertions of "p, but possibly not-p" (where the "possibly" is read as referring to epistemic possibility) is infelicitous in terms of the knowledge rule of assertion.
One might consider such an ambitious project quixotic, and the post Vatican II era an especially infelicitous time to found a new order.
Starkey has a good point, although his choice of words was perhaps infelicitous.
We hardly pretend to have given a true theory of the sunspots, but we believe merely, as has been demonstrated, that the notion that they are clouds is surely one of the most infelicitous of hypotheses that can be imagined.
Regarding the misuse or "abuses" of performatives, Austin says that "we speak of our infelicitous act .
However, regardless of its infelicitous nature, such theoretically empathetic attachment with Native Americans seems to have existed (and may still exist) for many white Southerners who see a correlation between colonialism and Reconstruction.