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[ UK /ˌɪnɐpɹˈə‍ʊpɹi‍ət/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnəˈpɹoʊpɹiɪt/ ]
  1. not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    completely inappropriate behavior
  2. not suitable for a particular occasion etc
    put inappropriate pressure on them
    inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach
    noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness
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How To Use inappropriate In A Sentence

  • They may feel that mechanized trail use is inappropriate and are angered by the inefficient two-cycle engine noise and exhaust.
  • The overriding principle is not to offend the sensitive by immoderate cachinnation at an inappropriate joke. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was a grotesquely inappropriate choice of speaker.
  • He was accused of submitting claims for ‘inappropriate’ items, including metal fruit baskets, plastic holders for bathroom utensils, and even jars of piccalilli.
  • Second, the Employment Tribunal's decision should be read generously and not overturned merely because of infelicitous or inappropriate statements which were looking at the matter in the round, of an inessential nature.
  • Here's a prize for what must be the most inappropriate gong ever awarded.
  • Inappropriate use of the available data could result in prescription of incorrect dosages.
  • She complained of her boss's inappropriate behavior towards her.
  • The most common reasons given by airlines for delayed flights were engine malfunction and inappropriate on-board service facilities.
  • Archibald is moved by the inappropriateness of the gift; he is known as the most abstemious man around.
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