- not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion.
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Related Words for inappropriatenessindecency, vulgarity, incongruity, indecorum, slip, impudence, goof, incorrectness, solecism, vulgarism, rudeness, gaffe, barbarism, blunder, gaucherie, inelegance, immodesty
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No arguments can be drawn from the appropriateness or inappropriateness of the characters of Plato.Phaedrus
She had seen from the first the inappropriateness, the impossibility, of the whole proposition.Jewel
Clara Louise Burnham
(The gloss is silent on the inappropriateness of the simile).
For the inappropriateness of 'reproduction' and of 'imagination' see pp. 239-41.Kant's Theory of Knowledge
Harold Arthur Prichard
While Mrs. Stott recognized its inappropriateness, she had decided to give it a final wear and save a fresh gown.The Dude Wrangler
- not fitting or appropriate; unsuitable or untimely