Appropriate and Inappropriate


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Appropriate adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: I don't think jeans and a T-shirt are appropriate attire for a wedding

Inappropriate is an antonym for appropriate in suitable topic.
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Antonyms for Appropriate


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Inappropriate adjective – Not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
Usage example: a bathing suit is inappropriate dress for strolling the streets of this seaside village

Appropriate is an antonym for inappropriate in topics: unsuitable, suitable.
Nearby Word: inappropriately
Antonyms for Inappropriate
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Things that words describes

response appropriate response inappropriate response
word appropriate word inappropriate word
name appropriate name inappropriate name
place appropriate place inappropriate place
Other nouns: parts, clothing, term, moment, time, use, way, example, language, words, title, accent, nickname, song, behavior, times, names, materials, places, levels, areas, reactions, moments.

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  • Similar to the above, The Daily Show typically has its foreign correspondents in front of a greenscreen showing either appropriate or inappropriate imagery (Columbus, OH as a desert wasteland; after a few lines of dialogue, the location bug changes to 'Bartertown').
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness The saintly mad prophet Emmanuel from Sister Pelagia really loves to use bookish words "in appropriate and inappropriate places".
  • Naturally,it keeps going off at very appropriate (or perhaps inappropriate) times.
    Source: Sting
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