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inappropriate

[in-uh-proh-pree-it] /ˌɪn əˈproʊ pri ɪt/
adjective
1.
not appropriate; not proper or suitable:
an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
Origin of inappropriate
1795-1805
1795-1805; in-3 + appropriate
Related forms
inappropriately, adverb
inappropriateness, noun
Synonyms
improper, unsuitable, inapt, unfitting.
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  • There exists, too, in the great territory of vulgar speech what may not inappropriately be termed Civic Slang.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • He has been designated, not inappropriately, the philosopher in sabots.

    Millet
     
    Percy Moore Turner
  • The author of these chapters has not inappropriately been called the theologian among the prophets.

  • They have been nicknamed, not inappropriately, the bull's eye stamps of Brazil.

    Peeps at Postage Stamps Stanley Currie Johnson
  • The Gauchos had a kind of superstitious dread of the huge beast, whom they not inappropriately termed the river tiger.

British Dictionary definitions for inappropriately

inappropriate

/ˌɪnəˈprəʊprɪɪt/
adjective
1.
not fitting or appropriate; unsuitable or untimely
Derived Forms
inappropriately, adverb
inappropriateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inappropriately

inappropriate

adj.

1804, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + appropriate (adj.). Related: Inappropriately; inappropriateness.

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