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adjective inappropriate pronunciation in British English /ˌɪnəˈprəʊpriət/
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  1. not suitable in a particular situation
    inappropriate use of medication
    inappropriate for: Clearly the punishment is inappropriate for the crime.
    inappropriate to: marketing techniques that are totally inappropriate to education
    it is inappropriate to do something: It is perhaps inappropriate to talk of ‘rights’ in this context.
    1. a.
      used about behaviour that you think is wrong because it is morally wrong or against acceptable social or professional standards
      He denies that they had any kind of inappropriate relationship.
      it is inappropriate for someone to do something: They admitted that it had been inappropriate for him to comment on the matter.

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