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"inappropriate" in British English

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inappropriateadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.əˈprəʊ.pri.ət/ us   /ˌɪn.əˈproʊ.pri.ət/
inappropriately
adverb uk   /ˌɪn.əˈprəʊ.pri.ət.li/ us   /ˌɪn.əˈproʊ.pri.ət.li/
an effort to stop them spending money inappropriately
inappropriateness
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.əˈprəʊ.pri.ət.nəs/ us   /ˌɪn.əˈproʊ.pri.ət.nəs/
(Definition of inappropriate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inappropriate" in American English

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inappropriateadjective

us   /ˌɪn·əˈproʊ·pri·ət/
unsuitable, esp. for the particular time, place, or situation: His casual clothes were inappropriate for such a formal occasion.
inappropriately
adverb /ˌɪn·əˈproʊ·pri·ət·li/
an effort to stop them spending money inappropriately
(Definition of inappropriate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inappropriate" in Business English

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inappropriateadjective

uk   /ˌɪnəˈprəʊpriət/ us  
not suitable for a particular situation or person: inappropriate for sb/sth He had investments in a property company and six media shareholdings - all of which were deemed inappropriate for a BBC director general.inappropriate for sb to do sth It is entirely inappropriate for fast food chains to be linked to sport. completely/totally/wholly inappropriate inappropriate action/behaviour/conduct
inappropriately
adverb
The report said the company had never acted inappropriately.
inappropriateness
noun [U]
the inappropriateness of her conduct
(Definition of inappropriate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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