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]

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