American English

Definition of inappropriate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

inappropriate

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌɪnəˈproʊpriət//
 
 
jump to other results
not suitable or appropriate in a particular situation inappropriate behavior/language inappropriate (for somebody/something) (to do something) It would be inappropriate for me to comment . inappropriate to/for something clothes inappropriate for the occasion opposite appropriate
 inappropriacy
 
jump to other results
NAmE//ˌɪnəˈproʊpriəsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
inappropriately
 
jump to other results
 
adverb She was inappropriately dressed for a funeral.
inappropriateness
 
jump to other results
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: inappropriate