inappropriateness

[ in-uh-proh-pree-it ]SEE DEFINITION OF inappropriateness
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No arguments can be drawn from the appropriateness or inappropriateness of the characters of Plato.

She had seen from the first the inappropriateness, the impossibility, of the whole proposition.

(The gloss is silent on the inappropriateness of the simile).

For the inappropriateness of 'reproduction' and of 'imagination' see pp. 239-41.

While Mrs. Stott recognized its inappropriateness, she had decided to give it a final wear and save a fresh gown.

The reader will note the inappropriateness of congratulating the daughters of that home on their not wanting a job.

Then I had a letter from one of my Leeds readers the other day to expostulate about the inappropriateness of certain of them!

Fitzgerald gave his gifts to an orphanage, with a fine disregard of their inappropriateness.

It should be noted, however, that inappropriateness of affect is never observed in a true benign stupor.

The inappropriateness of the allusion was no doubt the reason why Pope omitted the couplet.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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