Infelicitous and Proper


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Infelicitous adjective – Not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
Usage example: an infelicitous comment on the weight of the guest of honor at the banquet

Proper is an antonym for infelicitous.
Nearby Word: infelicity
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Proper adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: you'll need to have a proper diet if you want to lose weight

Infelicitous is an antonym for proper.
Nearby Words: property, properly
Antonyms for Proper
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Proper and Infelicitous. (2016). Retrieved 2021, February 28, from
Infelicitous & Proper. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Feb. 2021. <>.
Proper or Infelicitous. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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