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  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 inappropriate — in|ap|pro|pri|ate [ˌınəˈprəupri ıt US ˈprou ] adj not suitable or right for a particular purpose or in a particular situation ≠ ↑appropriate wholly/totally/completely etc inappropriate ▪ His comments were wholly inappropriate on such a solemn… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 inappropriate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ The size of the machines makes them inappropriate for domestic use. ▪ consider sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 inappropriate — [[t]ɪ̱nəpro͟ʊpriət[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is inappropriate is not useful or suitable for a particular situation or purpose. The industry is inappropriate to the region s present and future needs... There is no suggestion that clients… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 inappropriate — adjective 1 not suitable for a particular purpose or situation: I thought his comments were wholly inappropriate on such a solemn occasion. (+ for): an inappropriate gift for a child 2 not correct according to generally accepted rules of social,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inappropriate — [ˌɪnəˈprəʊpriət] adj not suitable in a particular situation inappropriate behaviour[/ex] The material is inappropriate for our students.[/ex] It would be inappropriate to publish the story.[/ex] inappropriately adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 inappropriate — inappropriately, adv. inappropriateness, n. /in euh proh pree it/, adj. not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion. [1795 1805; IN 3 + APPROPRIATE] Syn. improper, unsuitable, inapt, unfitting. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18 inappropriate — adjective /ˌɪnəˈpɹəʊpɹiət,ˌɪnəˈpɹoʊpɹiət/ Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place. It is inappropriate to burp at a formal dinner. Syn: out of line, unfit …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 inappropriate — in·ap·pro·pri·ate .in ə prō prē ət adj ABNORMAL <inappropriate urinary sodium excretion (K. G. Barry & J. P. Malloy)> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 inappropriate — adjective children s access to the Internet may expose them to inappropriate material Syn: unsuitable, unfitting, unseemly, unbecoming, unbefitting, improper, impolite; incongruous, out of place/keeping, inapposite, inapt, infelicitous, ill… …

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