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Definitions for inappropriate
ˌɪn əˈproʊ pri ɪtin·ap·pro·pri·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inappropriateadjective

    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"

  2. inappropriate, incompatible, out or keeping(p), unfittingadjective

    not in keeping with what is correct or proper

    "completely inappropriate behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. inappropriateadjective

    Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inappropriateadjective

    not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; -- followed by to or for

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inappropriate

    in-ap-prō′pri-āt, adj. not suitable.—adv. Inapprō′priately.—n. Inapprō′priateness.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'inappropriate' in Adjectives Frequency: #879

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inappropriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inappropriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inappropriate in a Sentence

  1. Samantha Markle:

    The Disney move would have been fine if initiated after leaving royal roles but seems inappropriate prematurely, and, disrespectful of royal protocol. Its like cheating on a spouse and giving a phone number for a dinner date before being divorced.

  2. The Hillsong Global Board:

    The first issue was approximately a decade ago and involved inappropriate text messages from Pastor Brian to a member of staff, which subsequently resulted in the staff member resigning.

  3. Anneliese Burgess:

    The family feels it is inappropriate to comment on this matter while the Appeal Court deliberates.

  4. Andrew McCarthy:

    For example, if the President said to Comey, 'Listen, I'm not telling you what to do, do what you think is right, but I really hope you can let this go on Flynn because I think he's a great guy,' there's a lot of people who think that would be an inappropriate statement. There's a difference between inappropriate and criminal.

  5. Mike Riera:

    The LAPD did not share additional information with us, such as the nature of the inappropriate relationship or the identity of the minor student.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. lank
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