What is the opposite of appropriate?

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Adjective
Opposite of marked by suitability or aptness
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“His overall demeanor is inappropriate for someone who might one day lead this great nation of ours.”
Adjective
Opposite of timely or marked by good timing
“I decided that I would give the rapscallion a severe lashing as recompense for his untimely calling.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely connected or appropriate to what is being done or considered
“The rules of tennis are completely irrelevant to the sport of basketball.”
Adjective
Opposite of fitting or proper for the occasion or purpose
“You are likely to be punished for indecent conduct at a public venue.”
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Opposite of fitting in well with a person's needs, activities, and plans
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
“This principle is general to human behavior, though there will always be exceptions.”
Adjective
(also used as determiner) Opposite of enough to meet a need or purpose
“The amount of food we have is insufficient in comparison to the number of guests we are expecting.”
Adjective
Opposite of suitable for a particular purpose
“Unless your name is MacGyver, that tiny screwdriver is going to be useless for what you want to achieve.”
Adjective
Opposite of allowed, especially within a set of regulations
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to the science of ergonomics
Verb
Opposite of to take, claim or use for one's own benefit, usually without the owner's consent
“After much protest, the council decided to relinquish the bushland.”
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Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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Opposite of to dedicate or set aside something for a particular purpose
“Following a meeting with threats to withhold council tax payments, the protest fizzled out in the face of an uncompromising council.”
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Opposite of to reproduce something for one's own benefit, typically without the owner's consent
“We require you to produce a masterpiece for our cathedral.”
Verb
Opposite of to take something without permission
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Opposite of to choose to take up, follow, or use
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Opposite of isolate or hide away
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Opposite of to receive as return for payment or effort
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(idiomatic) Opposite of to come into one's possession, usually unexpectedly
“Through a lack of financial acumen, he would eventually lose most of his wealth.”
Verb
Opposite of to completely alter the form of
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