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Definition: Describes an utterance that is not appropriate for the context in which it is uttered. Infelicity can result from a violation of one of the Gricean maxims, from an unsatisfied presupposition, or from some other source. An infelicitous utterance is marker with a pound sign
Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson