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"inappropriate" in British English

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inappropriateadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.əˈprəʊ.pri.ət/  us   /-ˈproʊ-/
inappropriately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
an ​effort to ​stop them ​spendingmoney inappropriately
inappropriateness
noun [U] uk   us   /-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 ​particulartime, ​place, or ​situation: His ​casualclothes were inappropriate for such a ​formaloccasion.
inappropriately
adverb  /ˌɪn·əˈproʊ·pri·ət·li/
an ​effort to ​stop them ​spendingmoney inappropriately
(Definition of inappropriate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inappropriate" in Business English

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inappropriateadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪnəˈprəʊpriət/
not suitable for a particular ​situation or ​person: inappropriate for sb/sth He had ​investments in a ​propertycompany and six ​media shareholdings - all of which were deemed inappropriate for a BBC ​directorgeneral.inappropriate for sb to do sth It is entirely inappropriate for fast ​foodchains 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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