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in- +‎ felicity

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infelicity (countable and uncountable, plural infelicities)

  1. (uncountable) The condition of being infelicitous
  2. (countable) Something that is infelicitous or inappropriate
    • 2007 October 24, Jeffrey Alan Barrett, “Approximate Truth and Descriptive Nesting”, in Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9086-6:
      Returning to our own epistemic situation, we do not know the sense in which quantum mechanics and relativity will be taken to be approximately true after their descriptive infelicities are addressed.

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