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
If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.
We have investigated the allegations made against Joel, and based on the facts that The Post has gathered to date, we have placed him on a 90-day disciplinary suspension for inappropriate workplace conduct.
Such inappropriate comments have no place in our game. We are aware of this serious issue, Billy Bean will meet with Mr. Newcomb this week, and we will identify an appropriate course of diversity training for him in the Atlanta community.
I wouldn’t label myself a critic of Donald Trump, when he does something that I like, I say it’s good. And when he does something that I don’t like, that I think is inappropriate, I say that it’s bad.
It would be inappropriate to discuss internal deliberative planning documents.
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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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