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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Consider the case where A is torturing B: if A inflicts pain on B and then says "ouch," this would be a bizarre and, we think, infelicitous utterance on the part of A.
But again it seems infelicitous to choose a film from the early 50s in order to characterize a tumultuous 20-year period, considering that second-wave feminism would gather momentum a good ten years after the release of the film.
This left the jazz instrumentation sounding infelicitous and just confused the theatrical moment.
Its multifarious legacies--invocations of nonWestern cultural histories as alternatives to late capitalism; explorations of ecological structures and natural substances; the notion that proverbial poverty is the antidote to our infelicitous exploitation of wealth--seem all too relevant in the present, when the relentless pursuit of progress seems to have left us sliding back toward the past.
The timing of the announcement, however, was a bit infelicitous because it coincided with Gov.
Among other things, he said the "notion" of military action "is risible," dismissed the president's remarks as "bluster," and said the timing "was particularly infelicitous." The IAD president noted, furthermore, that Trump made his threat just days after countries throughout Latin America had begun putting just the kind of diplomatic pressure on Venezuela that the US government had been hoping for.
Nevertheless there emerge vestiges of an infelicitous vocabulary, somewhat redolent of an insistent 1960s bass line: the Beatles 'All you need is love'.
As the left invoked "universal brotherhood," a slogan aimed at the world's capitalist forces, forgotten was Marx's mantra "The God of the Jew is money" from his infamous essay with the monumentally infelicitous title "On the Jewish Question." Meanwhile, Hitler's "Aryan" racism, which he dubbed somewhat disingenuously as "nationalist," seems to have eclipsed altogether his belief in socialism.
Viewers fervently pray that the infelicitous infant will survive and thrive, despite its 'damaged' parentage.
Occasionally, an infelicitous repetition occurs: 'almost always almost is' (p.
Certainly there is a greater unity to the project than being merely a series of essays; however, it is both ironic and infelicitous that such a fine work addressing teleology, among other things, leaves the reader guessing at its end.
The term makes Nealon (2012: ix) feel frustrated, because it is terribly unattractive, "just plain ugly," "infelicitous, difficult both to read and to say, as well as nonsensically redundant." The truth is that it has been frequently used since the turn of the century and it is more convenient, says the same critic, than "after Postmodernism," "the end(s) of Postmodernism," "Postmodernism 2.0," or "overcoming Postmodernism." Why?
Pope Francis likewise condemned the terrorism and voiced sympathy for the victims, but qualified it with an infelicitous analogy to a man insulting someone's mother and getting punched in the nose.
In 1968, a singularly traumatic year -- assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam -- Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential campaign was about ''the politics of joy.'' This was considered infelicitous.