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

Definition of inappropriate

  1. :  not appropriate :  unsuitable

inappropriately

adverb

inappropriateness

noun

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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