What does malapropos mean?

Definitions for malaproposˌmæl æp rəˈpoʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word malapropos.

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"


  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

  2. Origin: [F. mal propos; mal evil + propos to the purpose.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of malapropos in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of malapropos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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