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Inopportune; inappropriate: these terms applied to him seem to me malapropos
More example sentences
- Is that malapropos statement relevant?
- Now Mr. Cohen has a feature-length film with a title as malapropos as Borat's sendup of Kazakhstan.
- Many discoveries made long time ago seemed malapropos and were forgotten.
mid 17th century: from French mal à propos, from mal 'ill' + à 'to' + propos 'purpose'.