Definition of inappropriate in English:


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




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  • 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.


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  • 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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