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inappropriateness

Definitions

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

Etymologies

From inappropriate + -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Well, in a way, the inappropriateness is a saving grace.

    Roland Emmerich to film FOUNDATION trilogy

  • I went off the pill and I felt much better and I convinced myself that maybe the inappropriateness was a hallucination from the pill.

    partygirl Diary Entry

  • 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.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • What the two of you do at a Halloween party to play up the "inappropriateness" of this pairing is totally your business.

    Friday List: 10 excellent celebrity and pop culture Halloween costumes

  • Wright and his 'inappropriateness' has been known and discussed all along.

    Obama: I "Profoundly Disagree" With Pastor Over "God Damn America" Comments

  • 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...."

    Hullabaloo

  • 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.

    Marshal Plan

  • 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.

    Would You Stay And Drown In Me?

  • 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.

    An Inappropriate Truth

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