Definitions for malaproposˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mal•ap•ro•posˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ(adj.)

  1. inappropriate; inopportune:

    a malapropos remark.

  2. (adv.)inappropriately; inopportunely.

Origin of malapropos:

1660–70; < F mal à propos badly (suited) to the purpose

Princeton's WordNet

  1. malapropos(adverb)

    of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature

  2. inopportunely, malapropos(adverb)

    at an inconvenient time

    "he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner"; "she answered malapropos"

Wiktionary

  1. malapropos(Adjective)

    out of place; inappropriate

  2. Origin: From mal à propos; mal bad, badly + à propos appropriate, relevant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Malapropos

    unseasonable or unseasonably; unsuitable or unsuitably

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