from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being inappropriate; unsuitability.
- n. The result of being inappropriate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Unsuitableness; unfitness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inappropriate conduct
- n. the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
The Democratic Alliance on Thursday criticised what it described as the inappropriateness of China's pledges, a lack of specifics, and the fact that no formalised agreement seemed to be forthcoming.
Well, in a way, the inappropriateness is a saving grace.
I went off the pill and I felt much better and I convinced myself that maybe the inappropriateness was a hallucination from the pill.
It has been taken up and developed in America until it has reached a climax of splendor and, if we may say so, inappropriateness, that is characteristic of the following of foreign fashions in this country.
What the two of you do at a Halloween party to play up the "inappropriateness" of this pairing is totally your business.
Wright and his 'inappropriateness' has been known and discussed all along.
It won't entirely succeed, of course, but it puts the media on the defensive and makes them reflexively look for "inappropriateness" in the criticism and makes it necessary for everyone to issue a standard disclaimer saying "John McCain is hero and and I have nothing but respect and admiration for his great sacrifice and leadership but...."
As opposed to cuddling misbehaving toddlers and gently sing-songing the "inappropriateness" of what they're doing (as Mellor describes one mother's ineffectually doing, after her son tried to choke Mellor's), she suggests a sequence of old-fashioned disciplinary moves.
When this happened, I didn't really go into any detail in here, except to call it "inappropriateness", but all that happened was he felt me up.
The one anecdote included is a doozy, about a father who took his infant to the ED, got a diagnosis of OM, but his insurance denied payment due to the "inappropriateness" of the visit.
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