Definition of inappropriate
: not appropriate : unsuitable inappropriate behavior The movie's subject matter is inappropriate for small children.
inappropriatelyadverb dressed inappropriately
inappropriatenessnoun the inappropriateness of his comments
Examples of inappropriate in a Sentence
We won't tolerate such inappropriate behavior.
Her informal manner seemed wholly inappropriate to the occasion.
Recent Examples of inappropriate from the Web
The difference between the dumb comments of the past and the inappropriate remarks of today, however, is the size of our audience.
Around a quarter think private work meetings with colleagues of the opposite sex are inappropriate.
To report the inappropriate use or illegal fireworks, contact the Lee’s Summit Police Department at 816-969-7390.
While no one endorsed an inappropriate fate for a pie from Pizzeria Bianco, the reviews were generally excellent.
Johnson is also alleged to have exposed his buttocks to a City Hall aide and making inappropriate comments to a staff member for Greater Louisville Inc., the city's chamber of commerce, which has barred Johnson from all of its events.
If a Minecraft or basketball YouTube video veers into inappropriate language or content, the boys are responsible to shut it down…IMMEDIATELY.
Needless to say, many are calling out just how inappropriate Trump's tweets were, including members of his own party.
Donald Trump’s tweets have long been inappropriate for someone who holds the job of president of the United States, and most other jobs for that matter.
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First Known Use of inappropriate
INAPPROPRIATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inappropriate for English Language Learners
: not right or suited for some purpose or situation : not appropriate or suitable
INAPPROPRIATE Defined for Kids
Definition of inappropriate for Students
: not right or suited for some purpose or situation inappropriate language
inappropriatelyadverb He dressed inappropriately.
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