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What is the opposite of appropriate?

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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.”
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.”
Opposite of advantageous to one's aims or goals
Opposite of worthy of being recommended
Opposite of being consistent, compatible, or in agreement with something else or a whole
Opposite of fitting, or legitimately deserved or claimed
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.”
Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Opposite of allowed, especially within a set of regulations
Opposite of belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
“This principle is general to human behavior, though there will always be exceptions.”
Opposite of suitable or moderately good
“These personal attacks are unfitting for a person of his stature and unacceptable for a world leader.”
(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.”
Opposite of deemed acceptable or appropriate by society
Opposite of necessary or intended
“Everything seems to fit together perfectly, and one doesn't catch any extra or superfluous notes.”
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.”
Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
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.”
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.”
Opposite of to use one's authority to lay claim to and separate a possession from its holder
Opposite of to steal something, typically through burglary
Opposite of to set apart for a special use
(slang) Opposite of to take (something) illegally
“In an interview, his mom said that he worked incredibly hard to buy his own car when he was just 17.”
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