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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 advantageous to one's aims or goals
Adjective
Opposite of worthy of being recommended
Adjective
Opposite of being consistent, compatible, or in agreement with something else or a whole
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 regarded by society to be good, proper or correct
Adjective
Opposite of used or accepted broadly
Adjective
Opposite of belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
“This principle is general to human behavior, though there will always be exceptions.”
Adjective
Opposite of suitable or moderately good
“These personal attacks are unfitting for a person of his stature and unacceptable for a world leader.”
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 necessary or intended
“Everything seems to fit together perfectly, and one doesn't catch any extra or superfluous notes.”
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to steal
“The council would decide that the best way to move forward would be to give the land to the natives.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
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.”
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Opposite of to steal something, typically through burglary
Verb
(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.”
Verb
Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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