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Synonyms for inappropriate
ˌɪn əˈproʊ pri ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inappropriate(adj)

    not suitable for a particular occasion etc

    "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them"

    Synonyms:
    out or keeping(p), incompatible, unfitting

    Antonyms:
    congruous, appropriate, pat, befitting, proper, grade-appropriate, right, congruent

  2. inappropriate, incompatible, out or keeping(p), unfitting(adj)

    not in keeping with what is correct or proper

    "completely inappropriate behavior"

    Antonyms:
    congruent, congruous, grade-appropriate, proper, right, befitting, appropriate, pat

Wiktionary

  1. inappropriate(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    unfit, unsuitable, out of line

  2. inappropriate(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    out of line, unsuitable, unfit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inappropriate(a)

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    Synonyms:
    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, distant, foreign, hostile, impertinent, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    Antonyms:
    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Preposition:
    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Editors Contribution

  1. out of line

    it is inappropriate to claim the identity of someone else.

    to claim the identity of someone else in the commission of a crime can cause damage to an innocent party.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 9, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inappropriate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfit, unsuited, unsuitable, unadapted, unbecoming, out of character, out of keeping, out of place, in bad taste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inappropriate(a)

    Synonyms:
    unsuitable, unbecoming, inapplicable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1152appropriate
#1188foreign
#1639remote
#1673wrong
#3929strange
#5096unlike
#5966alien
#6114opposed
#6811contrary
#7081incorrect
#7392inappropriate
#9085distant
#10208inadequate
#12170hostile
#13150irrelevant
#13530improper
#15258conflicting
#16024unreasonable
#17090incompatible
#21797undesirable
#21803undue
#22335contradictory
#24702unsuitable
#28223disproportionate
#29642unfit
#32934inconvenient
#33316contrasted
#37206untimely
#52578unconnected
#60723contraindicated
#72742unseemly
#93747unsuited
#109233impertinent
#130926inopportune
#286379unfitting

How to use inappropriate in a sentence?

  1. Diane Murray of Wood-Ridge:

    I was thinking how embarrassed I would be to have her walk around in that costume, and she was embarrassed as well, dressing up as a sexpot is not part of my vision for a happy, healthy childhood. Outfits like that not only suggest a style of dress that is inappropriate but also emphasize the notion of dressing to titillate men, rather than dressing in clothes that make you feel good about yourself.

  2. Michele Yulo:

    Marketers basically decide what is 'girl' and what is 'boy,' which ultimately leads to two very distinct ways to profit as well as a blind acceptance from the consumer who, often, doesn't realize it's happening, girls are inundated from a very young age with inappropriate messaging by way of products like 'skinny' jeans for toddlers, or T-shirts that say, 'I'm too pretty to do homework, so my brother does it for me,' and sexy Halloween costumes. Kids begin to codify other kids by placing them in strict categories that they've been taught -- not born with. Inevitably, kids begin to believe that girls need to be sexy, and boys believe it, too.

  3. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    My mom was bringing me up and she said that reading other people's letters is inappropriate and it's indecent, letters of two people elected by their nations to be at the helm of the country, their traditions, their manners, including diplomatic manners that suppose a certain level of confidentiality.

  4. Mike Riera:

    The LAPD did not share additional information with us, such as the nature of the inappropriate relationship or the identity of the minor student.

  5. John Boehner:

    More than a decade ago, Representative Scalise made an error in judgment, and he was right to acknowledge it was wrong and inappropriate, he will continue to do great and important work for Americans.

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