Inappropriate vs. Unappropriate - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Inappropriate

    Inappropriateness refers to standards or ethics that are typically viewed as being negative in society. It differs from things that are illicit in that inappropriate behavior does not necessarily have any accompanying legal ramifications.

  • Unappropriate

    Unappropriate is the third studio album by Michael Carr's comedy character Buddy Goode. It was officially released both digitally and on CD in stores on 17 August 2012. The album won an ARIA Award in the category of Best Comedy Release at the 2012 ceremony.

Wiktionary

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, or place.

    "It is inappropriate to burp at a formal dinner."

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    Improper; adult; sexual.

    "kids saying inappropriate things"

  • Unappropriate (verb)

    To take from private possession; to restore to the possession or right of all.

    "to unappropriate a monopoly"

  • Unappropriate (adjective)

    Inappropriate; unsuitable.

  • Unappropriate (adjective)

    Not appropriated.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    not suitable or proper in the circumstances

    "it would be inappropriate for me to comment"

    "there are penalties for inappropriate behaviour"

Webster Dictionary

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    Not instrument (to); not appropriate; unbecoming; unsuitable; not specially fitted; - followed by to or for.

  • Unappropriate (adjective)

    Inappropriate; unsuitable.

  • Unappropriate (adjective)

    Not appropriated.

  • Unappropriate

    To take from private possession; to restore to the possession or right of all; as, to unappropriate a monopoly.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Inappropriate (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"

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    not conforming with accepted standards of propriety or taste; undesirable;

    "incorrect behavior"

    "she was seen in all the wrong places"

    "He thought it was wrong for her to go out to work"

  • Inappropriate (adjective)

    not in keeping with what is correct or proper;

    "completely inappropriate behavior"

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