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addaword.gifdefinition of infelicity

noun
usu. infelicities: awkward or inelegant expressions, especially in writing
The purpose of copy editing is to remove the mistakes, inconsistencies or other infelicities of expression that could irritate of confuse readers.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/09/2012 09:36:00
Definition of infelicity from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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