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inappropriate

[ in-uh-proh-pree-it ]
/ ˌɪn əˈproʊ pri ɪt /
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adjective
not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
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Origin of inappropriate

First recorded in 1795–1805; in-3 + appropriate

OTHER WORDS FROM inappropriate

in·ap·pro·pri·ate·ly, adverbin·ap·pro·pri·ate·ness, noun
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How to use inappropriate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for inappropriate

inappropriate
/ (ˌɪnəˈprəʊprɪɪt) /

adjective
not fitting or appropriate; unsuitable or untimely

Derived forms of inappropriate

inappropriately, adverbinappropriateness, noun
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