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inappropriate Line breaks: in|appro|pri¦ate
Pronunciation: /ɪnəˈprəʊprɪət/

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;
incongruous, out of place, out of keeping, wrong, amiss, inapposite, inapt;
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
rare malapropos


Pronunciation: /ɪnəˈprəʊprɪətnəs/
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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