malapropos

adverb
mal·​ap·​ro·​pos | \ˌma-ˌla-prə-ˈpō \

Definition of malapropos 

: in an inappropriate or inopportune way

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malapropos adjective

First Known Use of malapropos

1630, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for malapropos

French mal à propos

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