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inappropriateness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inappropriateness

  1. 1 the quality or state of being unsuitable or unfitting <I cannot even begin to describe the inappropriateness of such language for the dinner table> Synonyms improperness, impropriety, inappositeness, inaptness, incorrectness, infelicity, unfitness, wrongness Related Words extraneousness, inadequacy, inadequateness, inadmissibility, inapplicability, irrelevance, meaninglessness, pointlessness, senselessness; inauspiciousness, inexpedience, inexpediency, intolerability, undesirability, undesirableness, unsatisfactoriness, uselessness; unbecomingness; unseasonability Near Antonyms admissibility, applicability, bearing, connection, materiality, pertinence, pointedness, relevance, relevancy Antonyms appositeness, appropriateness, aptness, correctness, felicitousness, felicity, fitness, fittingness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness

  2. 2 the quality or state of not being socially proper <the inappropriateness of belching in a restaurant should have been apparent even to you> Synonyms impropriety, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicateness, unbecomingness, unseemliness, untowardnessRelated Words coarseness, crudeness, vulgarity; immodesty, naughtiness; imprudence, indiscreetness, indiscretion; churlishness, discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, incivility, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousnessNear Antonyms discretion, prudence; etiquette, form, manners, proprieties; considerateness, consideration, genteelness, gentility, graciousness, thoughtfulnessAntonyms appropriateness, correctness, decency, decorousness, decorum, fitness, properness, propriety, rightness, seemliness, suitability, suitableness




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