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adjective in·ap·pro·pri·ate \ˌi-nə-ˈprō-prē-ət\

Definition of inappropriate

  1. :  not appropriate :  unsuitable inappropriate behavior The movie's subject matter is inappropriate for small children.

inappropriately

adverb dressed inappropriately

inappropriateness

noun the inappropriateness of his comments

Examples of inappropriate in a Sentence

  1. We won't tolerate such inappropriate behavior.

  2. Her informal manner seemed wholly inappropriate to the occasion.

1804

First Known Use of inappropriate

1804


INAPPROPRIATE Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective in·ap·pro·pri·ate \ˌi-nə-ˈprō-prē-ət\

Definition of inappropriate for English Language Learners

  • : not right or suited for some purpose or situation : not appropriate or suitable


INAPPROPRIATE Defined for Kids

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adjective in·ap·pro·pri·ate \ˌi-nə-ˈprō-prē-ət\

Definition of inappropriate for Students

  1. :  not right or suited for some purpose or situation inappropriate language

inappropriately

adverb He dressed inappropriately.

Medical Dictionary

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adjective in·ap·pro·pri·ate \ˌin-ə-ˈprō-prē-ət\

Medical Definition of inappropriate

  1. :  abnormal inappropriate urinary sodium excretion—K. G. Barry & J. P. Malloy



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