Antonyms for inappropriate

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-uh-proh-pree-it
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn əˈproʊ pri ɪt

Definition of inappropriate

Origin :
  • 1804, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + appropriate (adj.). Related: Inappropriately; inappropriateness.
  • adj not proper, suitable
Example sentences :
  • After the story has been told, it may not be inappropriate to point the moral.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Of all unbeautiful and inappropriate conceptions this is the most reasonless and offensive.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • It is not, I think, inappropriate to the occasion that I should do so.
  • Extract from : « Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866 » by Henry Howland Crapo
  • Dolly looked nervously round, fearing that she had been inappropriate.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • It was the only prayer that occurred to him then, and it was not so inappropriate as it seemed.
  • Extract from : « The Adventurous Seven » by Bessie Marchant
  • She's one of the kind of people given to inappropriate silences.
  • Extract from : « Erik Dorn » by Ben Hecht
  • "Most inappropriate for a child of your age," commented the other severely.
  • Extract from : « Little Miss Grouch » by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • With which inappropriate benediction he almost pushed me out of the room.
  • Extract from : « Dross » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • It seemed an inappropriate manner of arrival—the Fitchburg Railroad.
  • Extract from : « Four Americans » by Henry A. Beers
  • This last term is inappropriate, as it is not in any way piscivorous.
  • Extract from : « The Western World » by W.H.G. Kingston

Synonyms for inappropriate

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