from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Unsuitable or improper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not appropriate or pertinent; not proper; unsuitable: as, inappropriate remarks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; -- followed by to or for.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not in keeping with what is correct or proper
  • adjective not suitable for a particular occasion etc


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in- +‎ appropriate


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  • ...Because it's a dying concept, and so very apt so very often.

    October 10, 2007

  • That was called for.

    October 10, 2007