1. [ adjective ] not suitable for a particular occasion etc

"noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness" "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach" "put inappropriate pressure on them"

Related terms: appropriate unsuitable unbefitting improper malapropos appropriateness
2. [ adjective ] not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable
Synonyms: wrong incorrect

"incorrect behavior" "she was seen in all the wrong places" "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"

Related terms: improper
3. [ adjective ] not in keeping with what is correct or proper
Synonyms: unfitting out_or_keeping incompatible

"completely inappropriate behavior"

Related terms: incongruous
Similar spelling:   inappropriately