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Pronunciation:  `inu'prowpreeit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not suitable for a particular occasion etc; "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them"
  2. [adj]  not in keeping with what is correct or proper; "completely inappropriate behavior"
  3. [adj]  not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable; "incorrect behavior"; "she was seen in all the wrong places"; "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"

INAPPROPRIATE is a 13 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: improper, incompatible, incongruous, incorrect, out or keeping(p), unbefitting, unfitting, unsuitable, wrong
 Antonyms: appropriate
 See Also: malapropos



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ap*pro"pri*ate\, a.
Not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable;
not specially fitted; -- followed by to or for. --
{In`ap*pro"pri*ate*ly}, adv. -- {In`ap*pro"pri*ate*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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