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English definition of “inappropriate”

inappropriate

adjective     /ˌɪn.əˈprəʊ.pri.ət/ US  /-ˈproʊ-/
C1 unsuitable: His casual behaviour was wholly inappropriate for such a formal occasion. I think it would be inappropriate (for you) to invite her to a party so soon after her husband's death.Unsuitable and unacceptable inappropriately     /-li/ adverb Unsuitable and unacceptable inappropriateness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Faults and mistakes
(Definition of inappropriate adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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