Definition of Ill-chosen
1. Adjective. Not elegant or graceful in expression. "If the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"
Similar to: Infelicitous
Derivative terms: Awkwardness, Clumsiness, Inaptness, Ineptness
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Literary usage of Ill-chosen
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1841)
"No.xxxviii result of some groundless and ill chosen principles.' And now it is my turn to censure. ..."
2. The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American by Charlotte Fiske Bates (1910)
"ill-chosen PURSUITS. TTTE blind at an easel, the palsied with a graver, the halt making for the goal, The deaf ear tuning psaltery, the stammerer ..."
3. The Canada Law Journal by Law Society of Upper Canada, William S. Hein & Company, Canadian Bar Association (1919)
"This time when an imported horde of anarchists is clamoring for an opportunity to pillage seems ill chosen for the breaking down of the constitutional ..."
4. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"But the instance was particularly ill chosen: for Sesostris, whom he makes the author of this benefit to Egypt, did, by his filling the country with canals, ..."
5. Equatorial America: Descriptive of a Visit to St. Thomas, Martinique by Maturin Murray Ballou (1892)
"An Ill- chosen Name. — Local Scenes. — Uncleanly Habits of the People. — Great Sugar Mart. — Native Houses. — A Quaint Hostelry. — Catamarans. ..."