Definition of inappropriate in English:
Not suitable or proper in the circumstances: there are penalties for inappropriate behaviour it would be inappropriate for me to comment
More example sentences
- Moreover, the ubiquity of email can lead to its use in inappropriate circumstances.
- For some reason running through a shop seems to be inappropriate behaviour.
- There are many sorts of inappropriate behaviour from which our children need protection.
unsuitable, unfitting, ill-suited, unseemly, unbecoming, unprofessional, unfit, unbefitting, indecorous, improper, lacking in propriety, ungentlemanly, unladylike;
inexpedient, inadvisable, injudicious, ill-advised, ill-judged, ill-considered, infelicitous, unfortunate, regrettable, misguided, misplaced, ill-timed, untimely, inopportune, undue, untoward, tactless, tasteless, in poor/bad taste, undesirable
informal out of order
- Example sentences
- On more than one occasion, she said he touched her inappropriately during internal examinations which left her feeling uneasy.
- This information has clearly been inappropriately stored and I am personally going to investigate immediately.
- Where before he would sing her love songs, now he would castigate her for wearing make-up and dressing inappropriately.
- Example sentences
- Our objections have been based upon the inappropriateness of the design, scale, materials and siting of their ill conceived new building, so close to a conservation area.
- The Baroness (as she was known after her marriage to a shifty nobleman) and her friends worshipped novelty, inappropriateness, audacity, not piously but with ferocious abandon.
- Similarly, although it would not be a crime, for example, to smoke pot on the steps of Parliament or in a playground, police could increase the fine depending on the perceived inappropriateness of the act.
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