May 31, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
inappropriate /ˌɪnəˈproʊprijət/ adjective
inappropriate
/ˌɪnəˈproʊprijət/
adjective
Talking on the phone during a movie is inappropriate.
Talking on the phone during a movie is inappropriate.
Learner's definition of INAPPROPRIATE

[more inappropriate; most inappropriate]

: not right or suited for some purpose or situation : not appropriate or suitable

  • We won't tolerate such inappropriate behavior/conduct/language.

  • Her informal manner seemed wholly/entirely inappropriate to/for the occasion.

  • The movie's subject matter is inappropriate for small children (to see). = It's inappropriate for small children to see the movie. = It's inappropriate that small children should see the movie.

— inappropriately adverb

  • They were dressed inappropriately for such a formal affair.

— inappropriateness noun [noncount]

  • We were shocked by the inappropriateness of his comments.

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