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adverb as in improperly

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adverb as in inconveniently

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adverb as in wrongly

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In January, he told The Post in an interview that he had done nothing inappropriate in connection to the casino deal.

When Hill faced an ethics investigations into allegations that she’d had inappropriate extramarital affairs with a campaign and congressional staffer, she quickly stepped down.

In one instance, a man who helped on her campaign sent her inappropriate text messages and became obsessive, so she had to change her phone number, she said.

The state attorney general resigned in August, two hours after the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica published an investigation revealing he’d sent inappropriate text messages to a female state employee.

These days it’s far easier for an advertiser to be overly restrictive in their attempts to avoid inappropriate content, media owners be damned.

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The more antibiotics are used inappropriately, the greater the risk of bacteria growing resistant to them.

“François Hollande never said a word out of line to me or behaved inappropriately with me—unlike many a politician,” she writes.

There are safeguards for ensuring that such a decision is not made lightly or inappropriately.

Jurors must decide if the McDonnells inappropriately aided in that effort in exchange for loans and gifts.

As a result, many of the women “were groped or inappropriately touched during the performance.”

But they are lost among long and high-flown speeches, which Lear keeps incessantly uttering quite inappropriately.

The glory of the place was indeed gone—​desecrated, as the Chinese could not inappropriately say, by Western barbarians.

The name Langstrothdale has a Celtic ring, and has not inappropriately been translated to mean the long valley.

By this man acquires the likeness of a brute animal, with which indeed such persons not inappropriately compare themselves.

A very curious but fully authentic anecdote may not be inappropriately inserted here, in which this individual was concerned.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inappropriately, such as: afield, afoul, badly, erringly, erroneously, and faultily.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.