Meaning of “inappropriate” in the English Dictionary

"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)