Appropriate and Incorrect


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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

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


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Incorrect adjective – Not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation.
Usage example: chose the incorrect military uniform for the treaty ceremony

Appropriate is an antonym for incorrect in topics: inappropriate, wrong.
Nearby Words: incorrectness, incorrectly
Antonyms for Incorrect
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Things that words describes

response appropriate response incorrect response
manner appropriate manner incorrect manner
character appropriate character incorrect character
choice appropriate choice incorrect choice
Other nouns: name, term, time, use, colour, words, accent, names, places, moments.

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  • This is a kind of wordplay joke you find characters using, on themselves or others, about how a common expression is very appropriate to the situation at hand... but not for them, since they can no longer use it without it being technically incorrect or highly ironic.
  • Wrestling / Paul Heyman Would Hit a Girl: Well, he tried, but Madusa kicked his ass several times in late 1992, which was appropriate (see under Politically Incorrect Villain above), as he was a Heel Non-Action Guy facing a Face Action Girl.
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