Dictionary Definition



1 inappropriate conduct [syn: wrongness] [ant: appropriateness]
2 the quality of not being particularly suitable [ant: appropriateness]

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From inappropriate + -ness


  1. The quality of being inappropriate; unsuitability.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Babbittry, aberrance, aberrancy, abnormality, anomaly, bad taste, bourgeois taste, camp, campiness, criminality, delinquency, deviance, deviancy, disentitlement, empty claim, empty title, excess, false claim, futility, high camp, illegality, impoliticalness, impoliticness, improperness, impropriety, inadmissibility, inadvisability, inapplicability, inappositeness, inaptitude, inaptness, inauspiciousness, incongruity, inconvenience, inconveniency, incorrectness, indecency, indecorousness, indecorum, indelicacy, indiscreetness, indiscretion, inelegance, inelegancy, ineptitude, inexpedience, inexpediency, infelicity, infraction, inopportuneness, inopportunity, intempestivity, interruption, intrusion, invalid claim, irrelevance, irrelevancy, kitsch, lack of claim, lateness, low camp, maladjustment, mesalliance, misalliance, misjoinder, misjoining, mismatch, no claim, philistinism, poor taste, pop, pop culture, prematurity, sinfulness, tastelessness, unaestheticism, unaestheticness, unbecomingness, unchastity, uncongeniality, undeservedness, undeservingness, undesirability, undueness, unentitledness, unfavorableness, unfitness, unfittingness, unfortunateness, unlawfulness, unmeetness, unmeritedness, unprofitability, unprofitableness, unpropitiousness, unrighteousness, unripeness, unseasonableness, unseemliness, unsuitability, unsuitableness, untimeliness, unwiseness, uselessness, violation, vulgar taste, vulgarism, vulgarity, vulgarness, wickedness, worthlessness, wrong, wrongfulness, wrongness
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