Appropriate

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Definition

appropriate: suitable, convenient, adequate
adjective
Do you think a tea set is an appropriate gift for a wedding anniversary? Is it a suitable gift?

inappropriate: unsuitable, inconvenient, inadequate
adjective
The e-mail Philip sent Polly was inappropriate. It really wasn't suitable.

to appropriate: to take something for one's own use, usually without permission
verb
to appropriate (somebody else's car)

Examples

  • "Ask them which questions they think are inappropriate."
  • "Poorly-written application e-mail + inappropriate joke about alcoholism = polite rejection."
  • "Removed Philip's testosterone chip after inappropriate joke about silicon implants."
  • "However, I don't want to see a repeat of this kind of outmoded and inappropriate attitude."
  • "We need to have a long talk about appropriate language in the workplace."
  • "Luna : Now, Philip, Susie has made a very serious accusation about your behavior, which she considers inappropriate."
  • "Icarus : You see, another Stickypedia user has seen our edit and quickly realized that a photo of me was inappropriate."
  • ""Anti-English" graffiti has started to appear in the men's restroom. I won't go into details, but the slogans are shocking and completely inappropriate in a modern multicultural working environment."
  • "Connect appropriate wire to USB or Firewire port of computer."
  • "- Never deactivate the firewall we have installed for you, even if it prevents you from accessing certain websites (which are, as it happens, not appropriate for the workplace)."

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