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infelicitous

in·fe·lic·i·tous

infelicitous

 
pronunciation:
In f lI sih ts
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part of speech: adjective
definition: inappropriate or unfortunate; inopportune.
antonyms:
felicitous
similar words:
unhappy
derivation: infelicitously (adv.)
Word Parts
The word infelicitous contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.