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.
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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