inappropriate


inappropriate
in|ap|pro|pri|ate [ˌınəˈprəupri-ıt US -ˈprou-] adj
not suitable or right for a particular purpose or in a particular situation
wholly/totally/completely etc inappropriate
His comments were wholly inappropriate on such a solemn occasion.
it is inappropriate (for sb) to do sth
It would be inappropriate for me to comment until we know more of the facts.
inappropriate for
an inappropriate gift for a child
inappropriate to
marketing techniques that are totally inappropriate to education
inappropriate behaviour/response/language etc
>inappropriately adv
inappropriately dressed
>inappropriateness also inappropriacy
n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • inappropriate — UK US /ˌɪnəˈprəʊpriət/ adjective ► not suitable for a particular situation or person: inappropriate for sb/sth »He had investments in a property company and six media shareholdings all of which were deemed inappropriate for a BBC director general …   Financial and business terms

  • Inappropriate — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inappropriate — I adjective alien, amiss, clashing, disagreeing, discordant, discrepant, disproportionate, dissonant, divergent, forced, gratuitous, impertinent, impolitic, improper, in bad taste, inadmissible, inapplicable, inapposite, inapt, incompatible,… …   Law dictionary

  • inappropriate — (adj.) 1804, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + APPROPRIATE (Cf. appropriate) (adj.). Related: Inappropriately; inappropriateness …   Etymology dictionary

  • inappropriate — unfitting, inapt, improper, unsuitable, *unfit, unhappy, infelicitous Analogous words: unbecoming, unseemly, indecorous: incongruous, discordant, inconsonant Antonyms: appropriate Contrasted words: fitting, proper, happy, felicitous, suitable,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inappropriate — [adj] not proper, suitable bad form, disproportionate, foot in mouth*, garbage*, ill fitted, ill suited, ill timed, improper, inapplicable, inapropos, incongruous, inconsonant, incorrect, indecorous, inept, irrelevant, left field*, malapropos,… …   New thesaurus

  • inappropriate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not suitable or appropriate. DERIVATIVES inappropriately adverb inappropriateness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inappropriate — [in΄ə prō′prē it] adj. not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper inappropriately adv. inappropriateness n …   English World dictionary

  • inappropriate — adj. 1) inappropriate for, to (inappropriate to the occasion) 2) inappropriate to + inf. (it is inappropriate for you to wear shorts at a formal reception) 3) inappropriate that + clause; subj. (it is inappropriate that he be/should be present) * …   Combinatory dictionary

  • inappropriate — in|ap|pro|pri|ate [ ,ınə proupriət ] adjective ** not appropriate in a particular situation: inappropriate use of medication inappropriate for: Clearly the punishment is inappropriate for the crime. inappropriate to: marketing techniques that are …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inappropriate */*/ — UK [ˌɪnəˈprəʊprɪət] / US [ˌɪnəˈproʊprɪət] adjective a) not suitable in a particular situation inappropriate use of medication inappropriate for: Clearly the punishment is inappropriate for the crime. inappropriate to: marketing techniques that… …   English dictionary


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