- The definition of inappropriate is someone or something that is not within the bounds of what is considered appropriate or socially acceptable.
Wearing a cheerful and revealing outfit to a somber funeral is an example of wearing something inappropriate.
inappropriate definition by Webster's New World
not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
inappropriate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Unsuitable or improper.
- inˌap·proˈpri·ate·ly adverb
- inˌap·proˈpri·ate·ness noun