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inappropriate

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Synonyms for inappropriate

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Antonyms for inappropriate

  • appropriate
  • correct
  • decent
  • fitting
  • good
  • moral
  • proper
  • right
  • suitable
  • OK
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INAPPROPRIATE

After the story has been told, it may not be inappropriate to point the moral.

Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive.

It is not, I think, inappropriate to the occasion that I should do so.

Dolly looked nervously round, fearing that she had been inappropriate.

It was the only prayer that occurred to him then, and it was not so inappropriate as it seemed.

She's one of the kind of people given to inappropriate silences.

"Most inappropriate for a child of your age," commented the other severely.

With which inappropriate benediction he almost pushed me out of the room.

It seemed an inappropriate manner of arrival—the Fitchburg Railroad.

This last term is inappropriate, as it is not in any way piscivorous.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INAPPROPRIATE

alien

adjectiveforeign
  • conflicting
  • contrary
  • estranged
  • exotic
  • extraneous
  • extrinsic
  • inappropriate
  • incompatible
  • incongruous
  • opposed
  • remote
  • separate
  • unusual
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