not suitable for a particular occasion etc
"noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them"
inappropriate, incompatible, out or keeping(p), unfitting(adj)
not in keeping with what is correct or proper
"completely inappropriate behavior"
Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; -- followed by to or for
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-ap-prō′pri-āt, adj. not suitable.—adv. Inapprō′priately.—n. Inapprō′priateness.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'inappropriate' in Adjectives Frequency: #879
The numerical value of inappropriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of inappropriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of inappropriate in a Sentence
I think it's unfortunate that these little things are coming out. I think that it's inappropriate.
I mean, he was kind of a joke in that people would say, ‘That’s Kevin,’ but nobody really understood the depth of his predations, it was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.
The Biden family is going through a difficult time right now, any speculation about the views of the vice president or his family about his political future is premature and inappropriate.
That seems to be part of our culture now, meet, have sex, hook up, sayonara. Totally inappropriate behavior. There is no excuse for this whatsoever.
While Pastor Lim's and Mr Warmbier's situations are regrettable, it would be inappropriate for me to get involved or comment on these serious consular issues which need to be dealt with officially between governments.
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- inapropiatCatalan, Valencian
- unangemessen, unangebrachtGerman
- sopimaton, epäasiallinen, asiatonFinnish
- helytelen, alkalmatlanHungarian
- uskikket, upassende, uheldig, malplassertNorwegian
- inadecvat, necorespunzător, inoportun, nepotrivit, impropriuRomanian
- opassande, olämpligSwedish
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